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Professor Francis Yi-Chen Lan President

藍易振教授 輔仁大學校長

Education

  • PhD University of Western Sydney (2004)
  • BComm (Hons) University of Western Sydney (1998)

Academic Experiences at Western Sydney University

  • Pro Vice-Chancellor Global Development and Provost of Vietnam Campus (2017.2-2024.1)
  • Professor of Information Management (2014.07-2024.1)
  • Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor (2016.7-2017.2)
  • Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean of International Education (2012.6-2016.6)
  • Associate Dean, School of Business (2006.10-2011.9)
  • Chair and Senior Lecturer, Department of Information Science (2004.8-2006.9)

Other experiences

  • Adviser of the Overseas Community Affairs Council, 2018-2023 

Awards

  • Yushan Award, Overseas Community Affairs Council (2024.2)
  • Special Achievement Award for Exceptional Contributions to Global Higher Education, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Government (2019.3)
  • Special Achievement Award for the International Partnerships Development conferred by Dr. Ying-jeou Ma, former President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) at Soochow University (2019.5)
  • Honorary Doctor in Economics, University of Economics-Ho Chi Minh City (2014.5)
  • International Research Award, Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (2012.10)
  • Visiting Scientific Talent Award, Australian Academy of Science (2009.11)
  • WSU President Award for Outstanding Industrial Collaboration Project (2008.12)

Contact Info

Tel: +886 2 22905 2201

Add: 510 Zhongzheng Road, 
        Xinzhuang District, New Taipei City, 24205, Taiwan, ROC

Email: president@mail.fju.edu.tw

Bio

Professor Francis Yi-Chen Lan is the eighth President of Fu Jen Catholic University in Taiwan. A distinguished academic leader, accomplished environmental management scientist, and information management educator, he is also an experienced senior leader in the higher education sector. Professor Lan assumed his position at Fu Jen Catholic University on February 1, 2024. He leads Fu Jen Catholic University as it continues to strive to ensure its students succeed, its research has impact, and its communities thrive in New Taipei City and beyond.
 
 
After he obtaining the PhD from Western Sydney University in 2004, he started a brilliant career as a professor and administrator at the same university. Important positions he held include, Professor of Information Management, Associate Dean of the School of Business, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Global Development, and Provost of the Vietnam Campus of Western Sydney University in Australia. In these capacities, he spares no effort to promote high value international partnerships, maintaining close relationships with government agencies and flagship institutions across the world, particularly in the East and North East & ASEAN regions.   
 
 
In recognition of Professor Lan’s contributions to international and cross-border education development in Vietnam, the University of Economics, Ho Chi Minh City conferred an Honorary Doctor of Economics degree upon him in May 2014. In 2019, Professor Lan received a special achievement award for exceptional contributions to global higher education institute partnerships development, presented by Dr. Ying-jeou Ma, former President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) at Soochow University, Taiwan. Furthermore, a special achievement award for contributions to Australia-Taiwan Education Partnerships was presented to Professor Lan by the Australian Office Taipei, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Government.
 
 
In his academic career, Professor Lan leads significant research and guides PhD students in areas related to environmental management, knowledge management, global enterprise transition, green business transformation, carbon footprint labeling, life cycle assessment, smart tourism, and big data strategies. He authors and edits 3 books and more than 60 academic papers.