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Ministry of Education of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and McGill University Sign an MOU

Date: 04/28/2017

Ministry of Education of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and McGill University Sign an MOU

McGill University held a ceremony on Thursday, April 20 2017, for the signing of the “Fund for Faculty Excellence in Taiwan Studies” MOU with the Ministry of Education of the Republic of China (Taiwan). Kung Chung-chen, Representative at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada (TECO in Canada) signed on behalf of the Ministry of Education, and Mr. Marc Weinstein, Vice- Principal of McGill University, was the signatory for McGill University. Mr. Cheng Chengkie, the Director of the Education Division at TECO in Canada; Dr. Christopher Manfredi, Provost & Vice-Principal Academic of McGill University; Dr. Philip Buckley, Chair of the Department of East Asian Studies of McGill University; and Dr. Robin Canuel, Head Librarian of McGill University also attended the signing ceremony.

The three-year MOU with the Ministry of Education establishes a Fund for Faculty Excellence in Taiwan Studies. McGill University will teach classes, conduct public lectures, and purchase materials on Taiwan Studies for the next three years. The Department of East Asian Studies will be able to draw on this funding assistance to promote excellence in the teaching and research of post-doctoral scholars, and thereby enhance and expand their Taiwan Studies related contributions to the Department, and to the wider academic community. The scholars will be required to teach an interdisciplinary course with the principal focus on Taiwan. The synergy created will enhance the professional and academic development of Taiwan Studies.

This collaboration also provides a framework for the joint development and implementation of proposals in identified areas of common interest. One such area is exchanges of academic staff with universities and/or research institutes in Taiwan. Their expertise can be tapped to teach modules in postgraduate programs in the respective institutes.


Photo:Mr. Kung Chung-chen, Representative at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada and Mr. Marc Weinstein, Vice-Principal of McGill University, sign the memorandum of understanding in Montreal