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Taiwan Science and Technology Institutions

Name Description
Ministry of Science and Technology

On March 3, 2014 the National Science Council (NSC) was reorganized and became the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) with a new organizational structure aiming to facilitate stronger links between academic research and industrial development. Most will carry on the NSC’s tradition of innovative measures and programs and bring academic research another step closer to industrial needs. By fostering an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit and encouraging creativity in science and technology, MOST will boost Taiwan’s academic and industrial competitiveness at the international level.

Academia Sinica

Academia Sinica was founded in 1928. As the highest academic institution in Taiwan, it has two basic missions: conducting scientific research in its own institutes, as well as providing guidance, channels of communication, and encouragement to raising academic standards in the country.

National Central Library

The main goals of the National Central Library are to assist academic research, to sponsor cultural and educational activities, and to promote the professional development of librarianship in all the country's libraries.

National Palace Museum

The main goals of the National Palace Museum are protecting and preserving the 7000-year cultural legacy of China with advanced technologies, cooperating with private connoisseurs and ushering in exhibitions from the Mainland, bringing the Museum's collection to the global community, and welcoming arts of the world to the Museum.

National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium

The National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium serves a very important role in national education and cultural construction. The main goals are to provide information, to support academic research, to organize entertaining exhibitions, to promote international cooperation, to promote the local people's knowledge and standard of living, to promote the conservation concept and skills of marine life.

Central Geological Survey

The Central Geological Survey (CGS), under the Ministry of Economic Affairs, is the only government agency responsible for geological survey and geoscience research. The fundamental work includes geologic survey, research, and compilation of geological map sheets that provide basic geological information. The Survey is also involved in investigations of environmental geology, hydrogeology, geological hazards, active faults, landslides, engineering geology, and mineral resources that are important to national economic and urban development and major construction projects.

Central Weather Bureau

Detailed information on Taiwan weather conditions, earthquake data, marine information, precipitations.

Institute of Transportation

The Institute of Transportation (IOT) serves as the think tank of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications. The transportation service includes roadway transportation, marine transportation, and air transportation; among them, bus services, cargo services, and information services are especially closely related to the publics daily life.

Center of Harbor and Marine Technology

The major duties of the Institute of Harbor and Marine Technology (IHMT) include: research and development of harbor- and ocean-related engineering techniques; education and training of engineers in related professions; resolving practical problems associated with harbor or marine construction works and coastal zone developments; etc.

Taipei Veterans General Hospital

Since its founding in 1959, the Taipei Veterans General Hospital has been dedicated to three equally important functions: medical education, medical research, and medical services. Additionally, it provides technical supports to eleven veterans hospitals located throughout Taiwan

Institute of Nuclear Energy Research

The Institute of Nuclear Energy Research (INER) was established 30 years ago. It is the only domestic and specialized nuclear energy R&D institution in Taiwan, under the supervision of the Atomic Energy Council.

National Research Institute of Chinese Medicine

The National Research Institute of Chinese Medicine includes four research sections, an information section, a herbal drug quality control center and a biological activities screening center.

Industrial Technology Research Institute

The Industrial Technology Research Institute of Taiwan is a national-level non-profit R&D organization which carries out projects entrusted by government and private companies.

Institute for Information Industry

The Institute for Information Industry (III) was founded in 1979 by the Ministry of Economic Affairs. The intent for establishing this non-profit organization was to unite the strengths from the government and private sectors, for promoting the information industry and information applications development and usage, with the aim of strengthening the productivity and competitiveness of all industries.

Taiwan Institute of Economic Research

Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER) was established in 1976 as the first private independent research institute in Taiwan. The purposes of the Institute are to actively engage in research on domestic and foreign macroeconomics and industrial economics, to provide consultations for government and businesses, and to promote Taiwan's economic development

Development Center for Biotechnology

The Development Center for Biotechnology (DCB), partially supported by the Government, is an autonomous, non-profit research and development organization established in March 1984 for the purpose of promoting and upgrading biotechnology industry in Taiwan.
The World Vegetable Center The World Vegetable Center(AVRDC), an international nonprofit research and development institute, is committed to alleviating poverty and malnutrition in the developing world through the increased production and consumption of nutritious and health-promoting vegetables.

National Health Research Institutes

The National Health Research Institutes (NHRI) is a non-profit foundation established by the government in 1995. Being an autonomous research organization under the supervision of the Department of Health, the NHRI is dedicated to the enhancement of medical research and the improvement of health care in Taiwan.

National Applied Research Laboratories

The National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs) integrates the technology, manpower, and resources of 11 national laboratories, ensuring that Taiwan's scientists can not only share their innovative research results, but also brainstorm new ideas that may one day change the world.

Synchrotron Radiation Research Center

The Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (SRRC) was established by the government to design, construct and operate a 1.5-GeV synchrotron radiation source in Hsinchu. The main objectives of SRRC are to conduct research at the frontiers of basic and applied sciences, to stimulate industrial research and development to upgrade local technical ability through involvement with the construction of the machine, to provide advanced training for students, and to add a new dimension to international collaboration through synchrotron radiation related activities.

Last Modified : 2018/09/21