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Austrian Students & Lecturers Undertake Study & Research Visits to Taiwan on Jointly Funded Scholarships


Taiwan’s Ministry of Education and the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF) in Vienna jointly funding to support international collaborations and a cooperative activities between universities, and higher education and research institution in Taiwan and in Austria. The Austrian Exchange Service (OeAD-GmbH) handles grants on behalf of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF). 

In September 2020, sixteen successful applicants were chosen to receive funding support to conduct their research project at an institution of higher education in Taiwan, for a period of between one and four months under a related scholarship program launched in 2019. The scholarships provide support for short-term study and research stays at universities in Taiwan. 
The scholarships were designed for master’s degree and PhD students, postdocs and researchers in the fields of natural sciences, technical sciences, human medicine and health sciences, agricultural sciences, social sciences, humanities and arts at public and private universities, and universities of applied sciences in Austria. 

Among the sixteen, eight are master’s degree students, three are PhD students, and five are lecturers and researchers from different universities in Austria: including the University of Vienna, FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences, and the Medical University of Innsbruck. When they’re able to enter Taiwan, they’ll soon begin conducting their research in at Academia Sinica, and/or one or more of the following universities (in alphabetical order): Ming Chi University of Technology, National Central University, National Chengchi University, National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, National Taipei University of Technology, National Taiwan University, Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology, and Tamkang University.

During their short-term and research stays, recipients will work on topics related to migration, future higher education scenarios, smart cities, hydrocyclone optimization, material engineering, regional languages spoken in Tainan, food diplomacy, and Taiwan’s regional relations.