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​UHD Partnership with Taiwanese Police Institution Continues

The partnership between the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) and the Central Police University (CPU) of Taiwan has promoted a cultural exchange of ideas regarding law enforcement for more than 10 years. At the heart of this partnership is Dr. Hsiao-Ming Wang, professor of criminal justice and UHD Bayou Connection Program Director. Continue reading...

UHD Welcomes Taiwanese Police Cadets

 The University of Houston-Downtown served as the site of an international exchange of ideas on law enforcement during the month of January. More than 40 police cadets and two professors from Central Police University (CPU) of Taiwan have spent two weeks learning about police work from the experts at UHD’s Criminal Justice Training Center. Continue reading...

Criminal Justice Professor Advocates the Importance of Community Policing

Hsiao-Ming Wang has donned many hats—special agent, crime expert, professor—all in the name of justice…criminal justice. His career in criminal justice began shortly after earning a bachelor of commerce in Transportation Management from Taiwan’s Feng-Chi University. After graduation, Wang joined the Investigation Bureau of the Ministry of Justice in Taiwan as a special agent with a focus on economic crimes. Continue reading...

UHD Criminal Justice Professors Welcome Taiwanese Correction Officers

On December 16, the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) welcomed officers Hung-Hsia Huang, Shyue-Ming Lin, and Yung-Kai Kuo from the Ministry of Justice, Agency of Corrections in Taiwan, and Yung-Lien Lai, an associate professor at the Central Police University in Taiwan (CPU), as part of the academic partnership between CPU and UHD’s Bayou Connection Program. Continue reading...

UHD Professor Speaks at International Conference on Human Trafficking

The 2016 International Workshop on Strategies for Combating Human Trafficking was held by the Republic of China’s National Immigration Agency (NIA) in Taipei, Taiwan on July 27 and 28. Hsiao-Ming Wang, professor of criminal justice and University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) Bayou Connection Program Director, was invited by the NIA to serve as a panel commentator. Continue reading...

Dean from Taiwan's Central Police University Visits Interim President Olivas

To foster the long-term partnership between the Central Police University (CPU) of Taiwan and the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD), CPU Dean Kuang-Ming Chang and five CPU delegates visited with UHD Interim President Michael A. Olivas, Wednesday, July 6. Continue reading...

Taiwanese Professor Guest Lectures UHD Criminal Justice Students

Wen-Chi Huang, assistant professor in the Border Police Department of the Central Police University (CPU) in Taiwan, visited University of Houston-Downtown (UHD), along with six others CPU delegation members Wednesday, July 6. Huang was invited to guest lecture Criminal Justice Professor Hsiao-Ming Wang’s White-Collar Crime class (CJ 4304). Continue reading...

Taiwanese Professor Guest Lectures at UHD

Dr. Dayu Kao, the leader of the 11th group of Central Police University (CPU) students studying at University of Houston-Downtown (UHD), took time to guest lecture in various criminal justice classes on campus, including Dr. Judith Harris’ senior seminar class and Dr. Hsiao-Ming Wang’s Statistics in Criminal Justice class. Continue reading...

Taiwanese Students Visit Houston Police Departments

On Monday, Jan. 25, Hsiao-Ming Wang, Ph.D., professor in criminal justice and director of UHD’s Bayou Connection Program, 20 exchange students and their group leader from Taiwan’s Central Police University (CPU), visited Houston Police counterparts by way of UHD’s Bayou Connect Program. Continue reading...

Criminal Justice Professor and Alumni Present at International Conference

Judith Harris, Ph.D., assistant professor of criminal justice and Hsiao-Ming Wang, Ph.D., professor of criminal justice of the University of Houston-Downtown, attended the Asian Association of Police Studies (AAPS) annual conference, titled Policing Reform and Social Governance, on Oct. 27 – 28, 2015 in Hangzhou, Peoples Republic of China. Continue reading...

UHD to Host Taiwan-Texas Higher Education Forum

Educators from across Texas and from Taiwan will converge at UHD Friday, Oct. 2, for the Taiwan-Texas Higher Education Forum. The goal of the forum is to increase international cooperation and student mobility in higher education in Texas. Continue reading...

Taiwan Youth Ambassadors Share Culture, Talents with UHD Students

The Bayou Connection program welcomed a group of 16 Taiwan Youth Ambassadors (TYA) to the UHD campus Thursday. Founded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China in 2009, the Taiwan Youth Ambassadors program allows exceptional Taiwanese college and university students to travel internationally, engage in cultural exchange, participate in dialogue with youth from other countries, and share the culture of Taiwan. Continue reading...


UHD Celebrates 10th class of Taiwanese Police University Students

Tuesday marked the end of a two-week study abroad experience for about 20 visiting students from Taiwan’s Central Police University, an initiative supported by UHD and the Bayou Connection.
Throughout their visit, the students learned about the United States criminal justice system, toured dozens of major local attractions and attended classes in the College of Public Service. The students also engaged in an English language immersion experience sponsored by UHD’s English Language Institute. Continue reading...

UHD Welcomes Taiwanese Students from Central Police University

With today’s launch of the 2014 spring semester, UHD welcomed its nearly 14,000 students, including one graduate and 11 undergraduates from Taiwan’s Central Police University (CPU) for a two-week, study-abroad initiative through the Bayou Connection. Continue Reading...

Taiwanese Students Learn English at UHD

From Jan. 14 – 31, the English Language Institute at UHD will host a group of 13 students from the Central Police University (CPU) of Taiwan for a 2-week English for Special Purposes course and accompanying field trips. The course will focus on the English language of police and fire-fighting work. Continue reading...

UHD Issues Proclamation to Taiwanese Liaison

This week, Vice Provost Michael Dressman presented Sarah Wu, director of the Cultural Division of the Taipei Economic Cultural Office (TECO) with a proclamation heralding her service to the University and the Taiwanese community in Houston. Throughout her four-year tenure in Houston, Wu and TECO played instrumental roles in the establishment of the Bayou Connection, a committed group of Taiwanese Houstonians with a vision for building bridges between their two hometowns. Continue reading...


UHD Welcomes Taiwanese Students January 12th

UHD will welcome 23 students from the Central Police University (CPU) of Taiwan on Jan. 12 for a three-week English language immersion program with UHD’s English Language Institute. According to Gail Kellersberger, ELI director, this program is an offshoot of the Bayou Connection Program which was forged by the UHD Department of Criminal Justice with the CPU and brings Taiwanese transfer students to UHD to study criminal justice. Continue reading...


Last updated 11/14/2019 9:03 AM