This budget is a long-term fund for purchasing teaching and research equipments in two campus, and for necessary constructions. In March 2008, the constructions of two teaching and research buildings were completed, at present, we do not have any new construction plans, and by now, our main purpose for this fund is "to improve campus facilities and maintain equipments.”
To provide well-equipped performing venue for our teachers, faculty, alumni, and other art-lovers, we built a performing arts center with 447 seats in the Second Teaching and Research building. In order to raise fund to enhance instrumental equipments of Music Department, we draw a plan for people to subscribe to seats in the hall, and we will leave their names in the back of the seat, to express our gratitude. 477 seats are designed for VIPs and regular. The VIP seats subscription is NT 36000 dollars (there are only 5 seats left), and regular seats subscription is NT 24000 dollars, and there are still about 200 seats available for subscription.
Soochow University was established in Soochow city (now spelled Suzhou) in China’s Jiangsu Province by missionaries of the American Methodist Church in March 1900. In May of year 1951 its alumni in Taipei registered the Soochow Alumni Association with the Taipei City government and began the long process of reactivating the University. The university has developed 110,000 elites for the country in the past 60 years. The fund will be used to increase the publications of "Soochow Alumni,” and to subsidize the budget of hosting alumni reunion activities, for example, Homecoming activity during every University’s anniversary, and other artistic appreciation activities.
Church An-su is named after Mr. Huang An-su, who helped the university to rebuild relationship with American Methodist Church, and had been vice board chairperson of our university, helping raise fund to reactivate the University. The church has been a shelter to offer comfort for teachers and students since 1964. The fund will be raised to maintain the church’s facilities and scholarships.
The collection of books in our library is rich in quality and quantity, and we also budget a lot of funds for book purchase. The library supports a lot in teachers and students’ teaching and research works, therefore, the fund will be raised to enhance the quality and quantity of collection of books and audiovisual resources.
Each year the University makes scholarship budgets for poor students, to help those who face sudden misfortunes to finish their school works. Because of financial recession in recent years, we allow more and more students to apply for the scholarship. Therefore, we try to raise fund to help more students who are in need to complete their studies.