translated by Florrie Lin Ming Chuan University signed a sister school contract with the University of Southern California (USC) last Friday, March 19, 2010. The two universities will share teaching and research results, exchange faculty members and students, and hold joint international symposia in the future. Dr. Chuan Lee, the president of MCU, also an alumnus of USC, remarked that USC is the oldest private research university in California, the top 27th in the rank of U.S. universities. USC was selected as “2009 College of the Year”” by Time Magazine and earned the first prize of “”The Hottest University in the Past 10 years