A Message from the Founder
Today, interdependency among nations is a working reality. Global developments in communications and technology mark the dynamic, changing nature of socio-economic and political relations among nations. International cooperation is now a prerequisite of any large-scale business operation, and absolutely necessary to maintain competitiveness and survivability. Individuals educated to think and work with an international consciousness are best equipped to lead in our new global neighborhood.
We should have a greater understanding of this new global network. It is in the spirit of global vision combined with the recognition that modern technology is the bonding power among nations. Hence, I present to you a model for the future of international education. Combining this cooperative vision with the latest research in science, technology and management, International Technological University (ITU) will continue to make major contributions to the fields of development, environmental protection and international cooperation.
The location of ITU is unique. The state of California combines the richest resources with the most congenial conditions available in the United States. Silicon Valley is the capital of the world’s hi-tech industry. Stretching along the south shores of the San Francisco Bay, it is blessed with a superb climate, major universities, and a rich cultural and historical heritage. It is a hub of the American West, an international trade center, and a gateway to the Pacific and the world.
The United States created and is the present leader in the high-technology revolution. However, there is no guarantee that the U.S. will maintain dominance in this field. In recent years, Asia – and particularly China – has emerged as a major contributor in the modern world of high technology. If the U.S. is determined to maintain its present position, it must take the lead in harnessing the technological developments overseas as well as create a new hi-tech culture that fosters the exchange of technological development for the benefit of all citizens of our world. With this understanding, China will be a major partner and beneficiary of ITU’s research, development, and production. Furthermore, in their efforts to market technology, Asian countries will find in ITU a vital resource for their continued development and modernization.
We are now in the new millennium with the challenge of solving contemporary problems while achieving the unfinished agenda of the future. Modern society must engage in a constant search for the good in its quest for the better. International Technological University is dedicated to excellence in global education and leadership for the twenty-first century.
Professor Shu-Park Chan, Ph.D.
Founder and President Emeritus