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Introduction

Science and Technology Division, Taipei Representative Office in the EU and Belgium 
 

1. Brief history:

The Science & Technology (S&T) Division, Taipei Representative Office in the EU and Belgium is a branch office of Ministry Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan, ROC. Established in May 1992(National Science Council was changed name to Ministry Science and Technology ,MOST in 2004) and located within the Taipei Representative Office in the EU and Belgium, the S&T Division aims to maintain contacts with S&T related institutions within the European Union and to enhance bilateral S&T research, development and industrial exchanges between Taiwan and seven European countries including Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Demark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden.   

 

2. Staff members:

The S&T Division includes three staff members, namely the Division Director, the Executive Secretary and a locally hired assistant.   

 

3. Missions and Services:

Under the supervision of the Taipei Representative Office in the EU and Belgium, the S&T Division deals with the EU S&T related institutions and the above mentioned seven European countries for        

  • Promoting signing of bilateral science and technology collaboration agreements;
  • Encouraging bilateral S&T Joint Research Projects (JRPs);
  • Organizing bilateral or multilateral Joint research workshops, seminars or conferences;  
  • Enhancing S&T related exchange visits among scientists and people with an outstanding S&T record; 
  • Establishing a bilateral or multilateral training mechanism for Ph.D. students and Post-doctoral researchers;
  • Providing information regarding the most recent S&T development in the countries concerned.   
 

4. Implementation of the existing bilateral S&T Collaboration Agreements signed by MOST,  the EU and the above mentioned seven West European and Scandinavian countries.    

      1) The European Union

         Implementing the EU-Taiwan Financial Arrangement between MOST and DG-Information Society and Medias of the European Commission: since the signing of this Agreement on 7 October 2003, the S&T Division has provided promotional activities and lent assistance to facilitate successful participation of Taiwanese research teams in the previous 6th Framework Program(FP6, 2002-2006). The same efforts are invested to stimulate more participation of Taiwan’s research projects into the JRPs under the Horizon Europe Framework Program (2021-2027).      

               

      2) Belgium

          a) Implementing the Scientific Cooperation Agreement between Taiwan's Ministery of Science and Technology (MOST) and Belgian National Foundation for Scientific Research (FWO/FNRS) and encouraging more general bilateral S&T exchange and collaboration;

          b) Implementing the Scientific Cooperation Agreement between Taiwan's Ministery of Science and Technology (MOST) and Belgian Interuniversity Micro-electronic Centre (IMEC), and encouraging more S&T exchange and collaboration, notably, for the research area of micro-electronics and semi-conductors;

          c) Implementing the Scientific Cooperation Agreement between Taiwan's Ministery of Science and Technology (MOST) and Belgian Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB),  and encouragingmore exchange and collaboration, notably, for the research area of biotechnology;

          d) Implementing the Exchange Programs signed by Taiwanese National Chiao Tung University, Belgian Catholic University of Leuven(KUL), and IMEC and promoting exchange and joint research cooperation for Ph.D. students and Post-doctoral researchers.

   

      3) The Netherlands

          a) Implementing the Scientific Cooperation Agreement between Taiwan's Ministery of Science and Technology (MOST) and the Dutch Research Council(NWO) and encouraging more general bilateral S&T exchange and collaboration;

          b) Implementing the Scientific Cooperation Agreement between Taiwan's Ministery of Science and Technology (MOST)and the Dutch International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), and encouraging more exchange and collaboration, notably, for the research area of Asian Studies.

 

      4) Denmark

          Implementing the Scientific Cooperation Agreement between Taiwan's Ministery of Science and Technology (MOST) and the Danish Technical Council and encouraging bilateral S&T exchange and collaboration.

         

      5) Finland

          Implementing the Scientific Cooperation Agreement between Taiwan's Ministery of Science and Technology (MOST) and the Academy of Finland and encouraging bilateral S&T exchange and collaboration.

 

      6) Norway

          Implementing the Scientific Cooperation Agreement between Taiwan's Ministery of Science and Technology (MOST) and the Research Council of Norway(RCN)and encouraging bilateral S&T exchange  and collaboration.  

 

      7) Sweden

          a) Implementing the Scientific Cooperation Agreement between Taiwan's Ministery of Science and Technology (MOST) and the Swedish Research Council (SRC) and encouraging bilateral general S&T exchange and collaboration;

          b) Implementing the Scientific Cooperation Agreement between Taiwan's Ministery of Science and Technology (MOST) and the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT) and encouraging bilateral S&T exchange and collaboration.

 

5. Contact:

    Science and Technology Division

    Taipei Representative Office in the EU and Belgium

    Square de Meeus 27, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

    Tel:32(0)2 287-2828

    Fax:32(0)2 513-1952

    Email:belg01@most.gov.tw

 
Last Modified : 2021/10/15