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 individuals from around the world to exchange and discuss new ideas, learn from each other and to stimulate critical thinking. 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.
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
Bruce 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
Nian 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
Angela 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.
Eddie 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