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Introduction

Science and Technology Division, Taipei Representative Office in the European Union and Belgium 
 

1. In Brief

The Science & Technology (S&T) Division, Taipei Representative Office in the EU and Belgium is a branch office of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan, ROC. The S&T Division promotes S&T cooperation between the European Union and Taiwan, and supports bilateral scientific and advanced industrial research exchanges between Taiwan and seven countries, namely Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, 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. The current Division Director is Prof. CHANG I-Ling.  

 

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. Implementing the bilateral S&T Cooperation Agreements between MOST, the European Union, the BeNeLux and four Nordic countries.    

 

The European Union

Promoting the EU-Taiwan joint research cooperation under the Framework Program - 'Horizon Europe' (2021-2027) of the European Union.      

               

Belgium

a) Implementing the Scientific Cooperation Agreement between Taiwan's Ministery of Science and Technology (MOST) and Belgian Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) and Belgian Fund for Scientific Research (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.

   

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.

 

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.

         

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.

 

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.  

 

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.

 

Contact:

   Science and Technology Division

   Taipei Representative Office in the EU and Belgium

   Square de Meeus 27, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

   Tel:32(0)2 287-2827

   Fax:32(0)2 513-1952

   Email:belg01@most.gov.tw

Last Modified : 2022/05/16