About us

Welcome to HET Forum. Our goal is to create an environment for forum style learning sessions in English on topics related to the subjects university students study in order to promote learning, creativity and expanding of horizons. By taking advantage of new technologies we are able to bring speakers from around the world to participate live throughout different universities, creating interesting and special learning opportunities which benefit both the students and universities.

The forums are great means for bringing together local and foreign students to exchange and discuss new ideas, learn from each other and to stimulate critical thinking. Moreover, we particularly want to increase students’ public speaking opportunities as this skill is crucial for all areas of life. Asia has an impressive and growing international environment and we aim to promote opportunities for learning, personal growth and increased competitiveness.

Our team

Dr. Daniel L. Clinciu is the founder and organizer of HET forum. He created HET forum based on his experience as both, a university student and teacher in USA and Taiwan. After he began organizing forum style lectures for his graduate and undergraduate students, they added an interesting and special dimension to the courses he teaches. Local and international students interact more, exchange thoughts, express creativity uninhibited, and experience an increased interest in learning overall. read more

bruceBruce Liang has a background in Communication, Education, and Translations. He brings the forums  great benefits and support of a local Taiwanese which understands and knows how to work with both the local and international students. His much needed contributions in our  project enables us to constantly improve and adapt to the fast changing internationalization and globalization environments. read more

nianNian DeKock, one of Dan’s former master students took a particular interest in the forums and through his dedication and time became an important part of the team. His past experience as an educator and student in South Africa and in Asia enabled him to come up with a lot of creative and productive ideas in how to better organize and enhance the quality of discussions. read more

AngelaAngela Chen has a background in Education and Translations. As she is an avid traveler, she understands very well the importance of different individuals from around the world coming together and joining forces to create and experience wonderful works together. Her desire and ability to work with both foreigners and local Taiwanese people are an important asset to this project.

eddieEddie Constantinescu is the first international guest to participate online in the forums which became a member and important part of the HET forum. Dan knew that he needed to bring more to these discussions and as internet and related technologies are making possible this new style of forum he invited Eddie for a trial. read more

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53 Responses to About us

  1. 好可曖 says:

    It is very happy and lucky can learn teacher’s class in this term, And this class way is not the same as the pass , I am not only learn something on the books , but also let my English progress in this semester ! I hope that can have the opportunity to contact this type of course again.Thank you teacher.

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  2. I took many of Dr. Daniel L. Clinciu’s classes during my four years at Feng Chia University, both at BA and IMBA levels. He encourages real though provoking conversations and allows class discussion. I found his ability to have guest speakers really added to the final take-away of the class. If given the opportunity, I would 100% take one of this lectures or classes again!

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  3. So glad that I could see Eddie on the screen again. I would like to thank Eddie for your presentation to science, technology and the internet. The subject intrigues me, and I would like to know more about the “new religion” of internet.
    Prof. Daniel and Eddie gave such interesting presentations.
    Thanks again and I hope Eddie can join our class again.

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  4. 廖小軒 says:

    Thanks for Eddie’s sharing! We had an amazing and new experience!
    Some students maybe aren’t used to having these kinds of classes. Maybe next time Eddie could speak more slowly and we could understand more. After some classes, I think everyone will make progress! Thanks a lot.

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  5. Fang-Yi Pan says:

    I think it was really cool experience.I have never been that before.That’s also a proof about the importance of technology and the internet for us and the opinion of Eddie was really great. It made me think about more and more. He is such a cute man !!!! I hope we could have next time to be that again. The last but not the least thank teacher giving us the wonderful lesson.

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  6. Doris Wang says:

    It’s really a special way for us to conduct the lecture! Here to praise Eddie that he is patient and careful to respond students’ questions and devoted to sharing and learning.
    I wish there are still some different factors added next time. Thank for our commitment and thank Eddie sincerely.

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    • 黃子華 says:

      Thanks for Eddie’s sharing and answered all of our question patiently! It is a very good lesson for us. In this lesson we learned and knew different way about technology and internet. Technology and internet are important in modern society in deep.
      Hope we have anther chance to listien different topic. It is really a wonderful lesson. Thank you!

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  7. cheungwinglam says:

    I’m gald to have this class,this is the first time that i learning on the screen. I thing it is a special experience for me.And in the future, if I have a chance again,I suggest Eddie to talk more slowly,and we will understand more and more.Thanks for Eddie bringing a cool way to have this lesson.

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  8. 顏妤庭 says:

    Being a student in the university is having much more freedom and information, not only choosing courses by yourself but also having lots of chances to learn different things. Without the pressure of exams, we have more flexible time and energy to gain higher knowledge. Thanks for the technology and science nowadays, that we can communicate with different students, teachers, and people around the world. Just like the communication of hospitality and tourism course I had, because of the social media that we can talk to Mr. Eddie Constantinescu, having lots of interaction and getting lots of new ideas about our topic. Hope we can get more opportunities to learn things from different people throughout the world.

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  9. Kitty Cheung says:

    I’m glad to have this class,this is the first time that i learning on the screen. I think it is a special experience for me.And in the future, if I have a chance again,I suggest Eddie to talk more slowly,and we will understand more and more.Thanks for Eddie bringing a cool way to have this lesson.

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  10. 陳祿禎 says:

    This is a new and special experiance for us!I hope some day we can try this and meet eddie again!Thank teacher give us a nice lesson!

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  11. Vivienne Lee says:

    I’m glad that i can have this class in NCNU. This class can teach me that I’ve not learn before, and the teacher is more energetic than other teacher i’ve met. It’s so fun to learn in screen, it is so funny and novel. We can ask anythings that we don’t know before.

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    • UT Fang says:

      Thanks Eddie gave us a wonderful class ! It is a very special experience that listening a class on website. I got many good ideas and sharings in this class. Thanks your coming!

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  12. The first time I learned to use the method of talking online, I am very pleased this program is in Providence University. Today we learn the topic of business dilemmas, Business International issues, global warming, tipical dilemma, stalkholders and how to increase profits.
    My question: there are a certain number of dilemma that I have experienced before starting anything, or before starting a business are: fear of failure, accustomed to comfortable, and can not focus. What strategies can I do to resolve this dilemma?

    Thank you to our speakers today my teacher Mr. Eddie and Daniel L.
    Debora Dongoran.

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    • dalivis says:

      Thanks for your comment Debora. If you go over Chapter 7 in the Education, Careers and Globalization book I mention what are some of the characteristics of companies that reduce the risk of failure. If you think about companies like E-bay, Amazon, Alibaba, etc. these are some good examples of companies that did not have to risk too much or had little to loose if anything because they were following current trends in business and technologies. So the important thing is to observe and understand what trends are on the international scene in terms of products and services that are making their way to your own location and find a way to test the local market to see if it could sell.

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  13. Phoebe Wu says:

    glad to take this course, i got some brainstorming in class and thanks Eddie sharing so much knowledge. And thx Daniel giving us so much different of thinking.

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  14. 吳典諭 says:

    Thanks for giving a wonderful opportunity to learn about different idea. Although I had to try my best to understand what teacher said. But I have great time and know I should learn more

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  15. l think this teaching is very interesting. lt is my first time learning on the screen.thankyou MR.EDDIE and MR. DAN to plan this in the class, this course l learn something about technology.l think MR.EDDIE can slowly to talk, because he talk so fast, l cannot understand every words . At the end, l think it is good try to use it in the class, l like that,thankyou.

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  16. 蔡舒如 says:

    I think that day class was really impressive because I never had the class that this, the teacher used the social media to communicate with Eddie, and thanks, Eddie share so many ideas with us, wish I can see you next time, and you can share more ideas with us. :))

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  17. 楊子嬉 says:

    It’s a really special way to learn in class.REALLY hope there’ll be more activities like this in courses!

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  18. May May says:

    So interesting way to teacher and learn, we can meet different professors around the world in so convenient way. It’s a little excited when I see the professor’s face in screen from Chicago . I like trying different way to learn, out of traditional style, and it’s also help us to learn with curiosity.

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  19. 黃沐宗 says:

    Thanks for having the opportunity to enjoy the speech from Eddie about the customers’ value. It remind me of the importance of customers’ value in the business.

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  20. Hearing my classmates look like the guest speaker was great, it’s a pity I couldn’t make it. I’m really amazed at how new technologies can improve the quality of the class progress. I must say that I’ve never seen these kind of things in Spain, hopefully professors there will add these methods to make classes more attractive to students as well as presenting real cases, and not just theory from the book. It’s always good to experience new things.

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  21. This class was the first class which invites the guest speaker using the method of discussing online, the combination of technology and education make us learn and share a lot with Eddie even we are in the different country. Marvellous!

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  22. It was a very fun class, and I learned a lot. It’s really fun to discussing the method with the guest speaker through online. Hope have another time to heard more about from Eddie.I really love this study way.

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  23. Dana Marleen says:

    As a German exchange student at Providence University in Taiwan, the International Business lessons of Daniel are always a very interesting and inspiring time for me. I like the teaching style of Daniel, encouraging all students to take part, comment, bring up topics and answer questions. The course is very helpful to see the broader picture of International Business and not just theoretical studies but connected to the real life. In every lesson, I get new perspectives and ideas and today, we had the pleasure to hear and talk to Eddie as a guest speaker online. I liked how he took time to answer our questions and that he gave good and reasonable explanations for the statements he made when we questionned some of them.

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  24. I think discussions are very important for classes, to get new ideas, different options and other views on topics. To have these online live discussions trough internet with people which are not in the same country as me, is for me globalization. Globalization is the interaction and integration among people of different nations. It is the perfect example, that a German student has an American teacher in Taiwan and is able to have a discussion via internet with a speaker oversea. Information is faster than some years ago and I think this is the future.

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  25. Daniela W says:

    The special about our Internarional Business Course by Dan are the discussions about various topics, which encourage to open your mind to point of views you didn’t considered before.
    In my opinion it is a very creative way to aquire new knowledge. By giving every Student the chance to actively participate in the lessons discussions one starts to question different arguments and bulid up your own opinion.
    The guest Speaker Eddie enriched the lesson by a new perspective to further interesting issues.

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  26. I am an exchange student at Providence University and I have the chance to attend Daniel’s “International Business Management” course. The main method of this class is the exchange of opinions, I have two opinions on this method: first, it’s interesting to talk with other people from around the world, discuss a subject and see the same thing from different points of view, thanks to that you can open your mind and see that their angle of view is different on the same subject, it encourages people to participate and try to make the course more active and we can learn more, but I think that doing this all the time gives us a lack of concrete theories, I prefer to learn something clear, written, and not based on ideas, but that’s only my point of view.
    Having Eddie’s intervention was a chance for us, having a direct live with an expert based in the United States while we were in class in Taiwan is amazing and I never had that chance in my school in France yet. Even if there were some communication problems because of a bad connection, I could understand some ideas and some examples.

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  27. tsuimou says:

    From the cultural perspective of his classes, allowing us to express our own opinion and thoughts in class was what I remembered most. Although sometimes our opinions are not always on the same side of the debate, Dr. Daniel L. Clinciu is very accepting of diverse opinions, encouraging students in the classroom to share their own thoughts.

    Next is how he was able to structure his classes in a way that every student could catch up. Unluckily, at the end of the semester, I was in a car accident, so I was not able to attend the last few weeks of Professor Daniel’s class, but what helped me to keep us was this website that he established. This gave me the ability to complete work outside the class and listen to lectures while recovering from the car crash.

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  28. AnnJil Chong says:

    I had learned so much from this class in this semester. For example, how to incorporate and manage uncertainty and risk within supply chain management; ways to segment different customers, products, and channels and design an optimal portfolio of logistics approaches and strategies for these various segments; identifying, designing, and implementing the appropriate forecasting methodology for each segment; and also, selecting the optimal transportation routing and modal choice for each segment. Thank you so much, Professor Daniel L. Clinciu!

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  29. Tan Cong Kean says:

    I love attending Dr Daniel’s class because he always encourage his students to give opinions. The conversation and discussion with other foreign students always impress me and Ive received new ideas during that. The way we listened to the talk was really special to me because we were never have the chance to communicate with professor from other country during class hour.

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  30. Katherine Hu says:

    I had learned a lot from Dr. Daniel’s supply chain management class this semester. In Dr. Daniel’s class, he always raises questions for students to discussion. Through the discussion, I could always get new ideas and new perspectives from it. Also, Dr. Daniel’s would give us case studies, and teaches us how to analyze those issues from different kinds of aspects. It’s a creative way to learn.

    Moreover, Dr. Daniel always has adequate preparation of teaching materials. He would find related videos on Youtube for students to have a deeper understanding about the concept which it’s really a helpful way to gain knowledge. Thank you for your teaching, Professor Daniel L. Clinciu!

    Student ID: S04910006

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  31. Vivian Sun says:

    After all the courses of this semester, I have learned plenty of new viewpoints and knowledge on supply chain management. How businesses have control over its backstage operation is also an important key to success as well as the primary activities. We learn things about logistics, support services, and so on. This class gave us peeks into the area we had little understanding.
    Aside form regular courses, professor would also invite guest to deliver speeches to us. So that we could absorb information form different sources.
    To warp up, I have receive so much in Daniel’s Supply Chain Management.

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  32. Imelda Bella says:

    I attended one class of International Business Adm by one of the team developers of this live forum. It was mostly the exchange of opinion by the students that we had in class. We also had a solid opinion and discussion came from the guest speaker based in foreign countries, we did by online face to face. It was great invention to have such learning method. In spite of the fact it was done online, we could still do direct question and answer, and the geographical barrier for the speaker/narasumber itself becomes problem no more. However, I would recommend more on adding more based theories on business itself. Experiences are so worth learning, however, they come in different ways, processes and results, while student will need a stand point in which they can do International business administration in general. And I believe, nothing can guarantee that every participant in class/discussion already has background knowledge on business. Therefore, teaching theories are also important. Finally, I must say that this live forum for exchange opinion are important, fun and worth doing.

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  33. I had learned so much from this class in this semester! and i appreciate that teacher Daniel gives us many chances to communicate and express our opinion,also I think discussions are very important for classes, to get new ideas, different options and other views on topics
    student ID : 410517566

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  34. 林怡瑄104 says:

    Like the way that the teacher taught. We could always feel free to give out our ideas and get some feedback from the teacher. Really enjoy this course.

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  35. Opal Lin says:

    Mr. Daniel’s approach to teaching is rather unique compared to the other classes I have taken thus far in university. He does not believe in giving midterms nor finals, which I can wholeheartedly support because sometimes a written exam is not the best method in measuring whether a student has learned anything. Moreover, Mr. Daniel put a lot of emphasis on having students participating in class as opposed to just him teaching and students listening.

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  36. 邱韋瀚 says:

    I learned a lot of new opinion and knowledge from Dr Daniel’s course. I always can get some feedback when I present my thinking. Dr Daniel gives us his opinion and how can I do better. I have a lot of good memories in this course!

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  37. In Dr. Daniel’s class we have bunch of discussions about international business, each of the student can participate and express their opinions, also to discuss about the issues/ problems that we’re facing today and how to solve those problems. Since we have lots of foreign student from all around the world, it give us a whole new idea about the world and have a wider range of perspectives which I think this is one of the important aspect in learning international business.

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  38. Lee Nancy says:

    This is first time I have a class with online presentation in Providence University, it’s a special experience and learning chance for me. I can learn not only International Business also other interesting topics due to these presentations.

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  39. 1052897 s says:

    In the Edward’s course, talked about the bitcoin mining— how the bitcoin transaction works. Overall, Edward used an interesting way to explain what the bitcoin is, it makes me gain lots of interests in it, even though I haven’t completely understand yet.I would like to comment on speaker Edward’s class about bitcoin. Although there are some section that is not that easy to understand, Edward’s talk make me feel interesting about bitcoin

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  40. Hà Phạm says:

    The class has introduced a creative approach to the latest update of the latest trends in online marketing and trading. I particularly love the additional lectures provided by the brilliant and experienced speakers from other countries. Thanks our professor and the speakers very much for the knowledge. I hope that we have better facility to support classes like that.

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  41. The discussions in the class were always very exciting, especially the international exchange was interesting. Dan has always encouraged us to give our opinion and it has always been okay to have a different opinion than the standard opinion, which is really rare and positive. Altogether one of my favorite classes

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  42. Rose Lin says:

    I took two classes from Professor Daniel this semester in the IBA program in Tunghai University, which are Internet Marketing and Project Management. I read several articles to prepare for the case study, midterm and final presentations. I think the two subjects are interesting and practical. I will further my study in related areas in the future.

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  43. Sylvia Cheng says:

    This class is very interesting and I learned more about International business, and Dr.Daniel always encouraged us to comment or answer some questions. Then, I also made some new friends and learned some different cultures from international students through class presentation, I benefited a lot in this class. Thank you for your teaching,Professor Daniel!

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  44. Storm Ho says:

    In this class, i not only learn from the professor, but also from the internet. That let me realized a new way to study in university, which can learn more than the traditional studying way. In other side, i’m so glad to meet such a kind professor.
    Depth and affection” for Eddie’s presentation

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  45. 劉佳芳 says:

    Even though I had the regular class of International business, this platform is a new way to learn about, and it is very useful and convenient. Through the class which let me know people think from different angles due to different cultures and perspectives. It is a high priority for “International” business. Thanks to Professor Daniel for giving everyone the chance of taking lectures via the Het Forum.

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  46. The class International Marketing gives more room for the students to speak up about our own opinion, the teacher gave us freedom in whatever we put in the presentation. It was interesting, and I learnt more about Internet especially Bitcoin.

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  47. Joanne Hong says:

    Daniel and his team make great use of the internet to share ideas and knowledge on different issues and broaden our perspective. Thank you for giving everyone the opportunity to speak up and learn through this platform. It was really useful and convenient. I must say, it’s very International and diverse!

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  48. Siizo says:

    This course really impressed me a lot. It’s very different from other classes that I’ve attended before. Students from different countries, diverse culture and a lot discussion have given me many new perspect and thinking in this real business world.

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