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Introduction of MOST&GASE

Introduction of GASE

The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) Center for Global Affairs and Science Engagement (GASE), launched on November 2018, plays a critical role in facilitating global partnerships with diverse scientific research institutions.

GASE is a joint initiative by MOST and National Taiwan University (NTU). Designed as a university-centered structure with 15 university members on the Steering Committee, the goal of GASE is twofold: first, to elevate Taiwan’s engagement with international research community; second, to nurture and empower local researchers.

GASE aims to build active collaboration with key international partners across the world. While linking and forming alliances with higher education and research institutions worldwide as one ecosystem, GASE thrives to build effective partnerships, initiate industrial collaboration and social innovation to create synergy and long-lasting impact.

Introduction of MOST

The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), originally established as the National Science Council (NSC), Executive Yuan on February 1, 1959, is the government agency dedicated to scientific and technological development. Its three main missions are promoting nationwide S&T development, supporting academic research, and developing science parks.

In this age of knowledge economy, S&T innovation has become the key driver of economic growth and national progress. As such, the NSC was reorganized and became MOST on March 3, 2014 with a new organizational structure aiming to strengthen the integration of academic research with industrial development. On one hand, MOST continues the traditions of promoting academia-industry partnership and encouraging innovations; on the other hand, it reinforces the impetus for R&D in industry, fosters S&T creativity, assists startups and support industrial development.