The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) is dedicated to fostering a healthy campus culture based on human rights education and inclusivity in alignment with educational principles and civic responsibilities. Our endeavors are in line with Taiwan’s adoption of five out of the UN’s nine core human rights treaties in its legislative framework, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), and Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Meanwhile, the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (ICMW), the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (ICPPED), and the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) are also respected by the NTNU community.
The OSA is resolute in its duty to protect the rights of everyone within the civil society, ensuring no action contravenes these fundamental principles. However, the journey towards promoting human rights within the school and instilling their associated values may involve the occurrence of events or entail the construction of a supportive educational environment. Creating a welcoming campus that assures rights protection and support necessitates in-depth multilateral conservations and interactions. Through these efforts, we aim to nurture an environment that kindly recognizes and respectfully upholds human rights.
In our quest to establish a campus atmosphere that embodies equality and non-discrimination, the OSA is committed to maintaining an open student feedback platform, promoting various forms of human rights education initiatives, and encouraging all faculty and students to recognize the interests of diverse groups and champion the protection of human rights at significant school events. Our ultimate objective is to cultivate a campus culture that values and protects the rights of every individual.