Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.49
Liaison Jun-Ming Chen
Submission Date Oct. 29, 2021

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National Tsing Hua University
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Fu-Ren Lin
Professor
Institute of Service Science, National Tsing Hua University
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
M.A. Program of Environmental and Cultural Resources

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

The "Graduate Program of Environmental and Cultural Resources" focuses on sustainable development, environmental resource management, and local culture asset management based on the world's growing awareness of the need for education on sustainable development. The program also takes into account the Ministry of Education's efforts to promote the concept of sustainability at all levels of the school system and incorporates ideas and applications of environmental education into courses offered by the pre-service teacher universities.
The department adopts two approaches to achieve the above goals. First, it is aligned with the current need for environmental sustainability and is rooted in the field domain of the environment. Instead of the conventional emphasis on science, students are encouraged to examine the relations between nature and culture in humanistic education. Second, we aim to use cultural and environmental assets to delve deep into the resources related to Taiwan’s socio-culture and the environment by developing, researching, discovering, and analyzing environmental and cultural resources. As such, we explore ways to use it effectively for regional and local community research.
Our students are trained in professional skills and knowledge in sustainable development, environmental resource management, local culture asset management, and the ability to effectively plan and execute projects. Students are primarily directed towards “cultivating dialogue between local activism and global mindset” and “exercising social innovation.”


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Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Institute of Analytical and Environmental Sciences

A brief description of the graduate degree program (2nd program):

The "Institute of Analytical and Environmental Sciences (IAES)” belonging to the College of Nuclear Science was established in 2019. As the only institute comprising the research fields of both analytical chemistry and environmental science, the goal is to cultivate elites in these two particular fields through solid academic foundation as well as advanced research. We expect our students to possess the profession and expertise in environmental sciences.

Based on the premise of sustainable development, the Institute of Analytical and Environmental Sciences is built on the basis of "Analytical Chemistry", "Ecology and Health" and "Green Technology". Our primary task is to establish a teaching and research team dedicating itself to the development of novel analytical techniques as well as sustainable technologies.
Currently, IAES has 8 faculty, including 7 professors and 1 assistant professor, with solid backgrounds in analytical chemistry, environmental chemistry, materials chemistry, electrochemistry, energy technology, ecology and environmental medicine, directing advanced research and offering graduate courses. The main research topics and courses focus on low-carbon energy/analysis techniques, green technology and environmental sustainability. Through multidisciplinary cooperation, we aim for solving challenging environmental issues and creating valuable achievements in the environmental community.


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Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
International Ph.D. program in Environmental Science and Technology (University System of Taiwan)

A brief description of the graduate degree program (3rd program):

To face the new challenges in the pollution of air, soil, and water brought on by environmental change and global warming, our program is designed to equip students with superb abilities in analyzing problems, solving regional and global issues, developing independent, innovative thinking, executing plans and projects, making decisions, coordinating between multiple disciplines and communicating internationally. The UST - International Doctoral Program in Environmental Science and Technology (UST-EST) will provide the most advanced graduate study program in interdisciplinary, environmental research from the molecular to the global level.
All courses will be taught in English by a team of outstanding scholars. To ensure the highly cross-disciplinary nature of environmental studies, all first-year students will take entry-level courses in the four areas of health science, physical chemistry, engineering, and remote sensing techniques, before moving to specialized research work. The program also provides the unique opportunity to join collaborative projects in different campuses, either in national or international arenas.

UST has established bilateral scientific partnerships with academic institutions in countries such as the US, Germany, France, the UK, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, India, Vietnam, Canada, South Korea, Dominican Republic, and Iceland. For multilateral collaborations, Taiwan is a crucial player in the Seven Southeast Asian Studies (7-SEAS) Project and the main driver for the COSMIC Meteorology Satellites Mission. Therefore, the UST-EST Doctoral Program is well equipped to train the next generation of leaders in the study, communication, and management of critical environmental pollution and climate change issues.


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Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
Yes

Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate:
Graduate Program of Advanced Energy

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:

The Graduate Program of Advanced Energy has been enrolling students since the 2010 academic year. The Program combines teaching and research resources from the College of Engineering, College of Nuclear Science, College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Science, College of Life Science, and College of Technology Management. Well-designed cross-department and cross-college serial courses include, but are not limited to: "Energy-saving Technology," "Renewable and New Energy Technology," "Energy Technology and Environmental Impact," "Energy Economy and Society," "Energy and Global Change," "Green Enterprises and Products Management," "Energy Policy," and "Energy-related Special Technology". The Program is designed with the following aims to prepare students for the challenges of the 21st century:
1. To enhance human resources with a "comprehensive and professional" understanding of "energy."
2. To implement the conclusions of "Vision and Strategies for National Sustainable Development" and "National Science and Technology Conference."
3. To develop cross-disciplinary green technology experts.


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