Kaohsiung, 18 February 2019 – Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages has signed a strategic partnership agreement with the global innovation consultancy firm Consulus for Wenzao’s transformation for Globalization 4.0 aimed at shaping Wenzao’s graduates who are purpose-driven, creative, competent and global ready to work for Taiwanese Organizations and Enterprises to be ready for Industry 4.0. The university will play an active role in turning Kaohsiung into a bilingual hub and will develop strategic action plans in accordance with the Southbound Policy of the central government.
The partnership was officially signed today at Wenzao in Kaohsiung. Prof. Margaret Mei-Hua Chen, President of Wenzao and Mr. Lawrence Chong, Group Chief Executive Officer of Consulus represented the two organizations. Representatives of Consulus also include Helena Pham, Consulus’s partner in Vietnam, Dr. Paolo Frizzi from Italy, Consulus’s regional director for Europe and Americas, Vincent Chee, the deputy director for design, Sharon Kam, head for creative strategies, and Kannon Kwan, Senior Consultant of Consulus.
Following this partnership, Consulus will conduct a series of training at Wenzao to introduce creative and business design methodologies of Consulus that will instill principles of Ursuline education spirits, catholic social teaching, organizational purpose and unity to shape a global growth program. Faculty and staff will be trained in the methodologies of Consulus that are values-centered. As a result of this partnership, Wenzao and Consulus will work together to serve promising Taiwanese organizations and enterprises to help them harness Industry 4.0 opportunities creatively and expand globally.
“This partnership aims to rediscover and interpret the charismatic foundation of Wenzao, the named Spirituality and Catholic Social Teaching. Second, to redesign a university and educational model that elevate and broaden Wenzao faculties’ and students’ learning and service experiences. Third, to unite for a new organizational culture that is inherent in the Economy of Communion approach. And finally, to shape a new global growth program/network, which is built on Wenzao’s proprietary insights and competitive strengths, and to create a platform for international exchange and cooperation for our nation and our city. We look forward to a future, with every confidence in its fruitful outcome, and also ready for the next Renaissance of Wenzao.”, Prof. Margaret Mei-Hua Chen, President of Wenzao said.
“We are pleased to partner with a values-inspired institution like Wenzao and to help shape a purposeful generation of leaders and entrepreneurs who are capable of dialogue and ready for Globalization 4.0. We are hopeful that this will unleash new possibilities for leadership and innovation development,” Lawrence Chong, Group CEO at Consulus Global Network, said.
About Wenzao University
Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages was founded by the sisters of the Roman Union of the Order of St. Ursula in 1966 with its motto, “Revere the divine, love the human.” Sharing with that of all Ursuline schools, “Serviam” (I will serve.), Wenzao hopes to develop students spiritually as well as to prepare them for success in this highly demanding and competitive world. As surveyed and announced by Cheers Magazine in 2018, Wenzao ranks 1st in the category of “Global View and Foreign Language Capacity” among public and private technical and vocational universities in Taiwan. (www.wzu.edu.tw)
Consulus is a global innovation consultancy with multidisciplinary business and design capabilities. Since 2004, our UNIFY methodology has helped companies gain new capabilities and competitive advantage by redesigning their business models, organizational cultures and brand experiences. This enables them to sharpen their capacity to innovate and meet the challenges of Industry 4.0. (www.consulus.com)
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