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International Experts and Scholars Gather at Taiwan Tech in Celebration of 20 Years of Collaboration between Taiwan and Germany

 

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李侑珊

In celebration of the 20 years of academic exchange between Taiwanese and German experts in technology, the Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan, the German Exchange Academic Service (DAAD) and Taiwan Tech jointly organized “Taiwan-Germany Science Day,” inviting a number of German scholars to share their experience of bilateral collaboration in technology. Several prominent scholars gathered to participate in this event, including Dr. Martin Winter, a world-class expert in the field of battery technology, as well as Dr. Jürgen Götze, with whom Taiwan Tech has enjoyed collaboration in the area of signal processing of communication chips for over a decade.

 

The science symposium held on the 11th (December 2017) by Taiwan Tech invited Taiwanese and German experts and scholars in the field of materials science, information technology and medical research to share their experience of collaboration in various areas of science and technology between Taiwan and Germany. Director General of the German Institute Taipei Martin Eberts was also present. Mr. Eberts mentioned that he looks forward to long-term collaboration between Taiwan and Germany, hoping that the two countries can join hands to face the challenges and developments of high technology.

 

The connection between Taiwan and Germany has become closer than ever in recent years. This year (2017) Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and Germany’s Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) jointly funded project proposals in the field of battery research. The primary focus is on the development of the next generation of high-energy density, high-performance and high-security Lithiumion battery technology. To encourage collaboration between Taiwanese and German scholars, MOST and BMBF have been offering the “Tsungming Tu Award” and “Humboldt Research Award” to scholars of both sides. To date, 6 Taiwanese scholars and 15 German scholars have been awarded these honors. Former award recipients include members of Academia Sinica Wong Chi-Huey and Lee Der-Tsai. The interaction in academic research has become more vigorous, too. MOST and the German Research Foundation (DFG) have called for joint project proposals to facilitate academic research exchange between Taiwan and Germany.

 

President Liao Ching-Jong of Taiwan Tech stated that the school enjoys active international cooperation with Germany. Up to the present, Taiwan Tech has signed MOUs with more than half of the TU9 German universities of technology. More than a hundred students have been sent to Germany on exchange, and many German students have come to study at Taiwan Tech. There is close partnership between Taiwan Tech and Germany in terms of international university-industrial collaboration, transnational research and exchanges of faculty and students. The exchanges between both sides have been frequent, and this transnational academic exchange has also boosted the competitiveness of faculty members and students alike.

 

In particular, to strengthen international mobility and broaden the horizons of students, Taiwan Tech has regularly invited German professors to teach courses in Taiwan, as well as arranging student internship opportunities of at least six months in the laboratories of topnotch German universities, in an effort to develop world-class engineering talent.

 

In addition, Taiwan Tech has cooperated with RWTH Aachen University of Germany in sending students from Taiwan Tech’s College of Engineering, College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and School of Management to study state-of-the-art Industry 4.0 technology in Germany during summer holidays. Taiwan Tech students are able to access the latest technology in factory planning, material processes, and automated robots as well as big data analysis. Meanwhile, they are given the opportunity to collaborate with talented international young people, developing their expertise and improving their language skills.

 

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