Research and education in Taiwan: Everyday small difference gives us comfortable stimulation

Hiroshi Masuhara*

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Based on my 6 years-experience on research and education in National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan, some differences in research development, research management, and graduate student between Taiwan and Japan are summarized and considered. Respective managements of top-down and bottom-up in Taiwan and Japan are observed for research, education, university and department administration, and students' attitude and thinking process, which gives me a chance to re-consider Japanese research and management systems. Initial and present globalizations in universities in Asia are considered to be in the stages of "Help us" and "Collaboration", respectively, and are compared to the cases of Singapore and USA. Research and education are closely related to life, family, society, custom, and culture. Graduate students and young researchers are strongly recommended to stay and to develop research in other Asian countries under different atmosphere, human relation, custom, society, and culture characteristic of various countries. It is very important for Japanese researchers and engineers to find hints useful for developing the next generation science and technology in Asia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-28
Number of pages3
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • Hsinchu science park
  • National Chiao Tung University
  • Research and development
  • Taiwanese students
  • Top-down and bottom-up administration
  • University globalization

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