Translated by Mike Amitrano According to the 2011-12 academic year statistics, 3,779 of the 3,903 new student slots allotted to MCU have been filled as of September 14. Taipei campus registration percentage is 96.47%, while Taoyuan campus registration is 96.47%, making an average of 96.82% for the entire university . According to statistics collected this school year, 14 of the university’s departments have a registration rate exceeding 97%, setting a new record. New students’ entrance exam scores are also increasing across the entire student body, this year up by 6 points. The PR value increased by 3.97%, helping the University to increase its status internationally, combating the effect of the declining birth rate in Taiwan and encouraging more international students to study here. MCU President Lee expressed his delight with these results, and reaffirmed the institution’s intent on remaining Asia’s only institution of higher education to be U.S.-accredited. In recent years, MCU has performed well in multiple assessments conducted by various entities, improving research outcomes for both students and faculty, being commended by students and their families.