There were two Taiwanese delegations arrived in the United Kingdom on the 5th September and both were received by Deputy Representative of the TRO Mr. Shyang-Yun Cheng in the TRO in UK.
The team led by professor Heng-Kwong Tsao, a distinguished professor at National Central University’s Department of Chemical and Materials, the scholars visited a number of British institutes and universities to discuss the opportunities of cooperation in the areas of materials and processes. They paid visits to meet with Director Andrew Livingston FREng in Imperial London College accompanied by Director Ke-Yen Kuo, also the staff from Scottish Funding Council arranged by the Taipei Representative Office in the UK-Edinburgh Office. Lastly, the delegation had a roundtable discussion and CMAC(Continuous Manufacturing and Crystasllisation) Lab tour occurring in the University of Strathclyde.
Regarding the other team, led by Professor Wann-Ming Wey, a professor at National Taipei University’s Department of Real Estate & Built Environment, the scholars visited several British government institutes including Transport for London, Cardiff Council and Welsh Government.
In order to build more cooperative platforms with UK’s universities, they also visited a number of leading professors in University College London, University of Oxford, and University of Warwick. When visiting the Transport Studies Unit (TSU)in the University of Oxford, for instance, the delegation exchanged some experience about the advance innovative approaches for transport futures. The main objective of this delegation is to seek the potential bilateral cooperation between UK and Taiwan on urban design and sustainable development, and transportation.
Professor Tsao is currently serving as MOST’s academic convener of the discipline for Chemical Engineering programme, and Professor Wey is serving as the academic convener of of the discipline for Area Study and Geography.