Nurturing Net-Zero Talents to Build Taiwan's Green Economy, NCKU and TÜV Rheinland Sign Memorandum of Understanding
The signing ceremony was held in the Cheng-Xing Hall of the College of Medicine of NCKU, where Vice President of NCKU Yau-Hwang Kuo and Managing Director of TÜV Rheinland Hsiu-Yun Wang signed the contract on behalf of both parties. The signing ceremony was held in the Cheng-Xing Hall of the College of Medicine of NCKU, where Vice President of NCKU Yau-Hwang Kuo and Managing Director of TÜV Rheinland Hsiu-Yun Wang signed the contract on behalf of both parties. In the future, NCKU will lead its partner schools to invest in the research and development of technologies related to carbon capture and reuse, hydrogen energy, and circular economy, while TÜV Rheinland will provide international standards and regulations, carbon inventory, and carbon footprint and ESG certification in order to cultivate the talents needed for net zero and minimize man-made greenhouse gas emissions.
The Vice President of NCKU, Yau-Hwang Kuo, pointed out in his speech that the impact of climate change on human survival is comprehensive, and the world must face this challenge together to solve the problems and find development opportunities, which requires the cooperation of industry, government, academia and research. Where the university is, there is hope. NCKU should play the role of promoting knowledge dissemination, talent cultivation, and technology research and development.
The Ministry of Education selected NCKU as the first carbon neutral research base in Taiwan. NCKU has also built the first carbon-neutral demonstration plant in Taiwan. NCKU hopes to cultivate various carbon neutral talents for Taiwan and develop various solutions to contribute to global sustainable development, and hopes that the results of their cooperation will be seen not only in Taiwan but also globally.
Managing Director Hsiu-Yun Wang said that NCKU has made a lot of efforts and applications in sustainability and net zero. It has been 151 years since TÜV Rheinland was established, and it is committed to maintaining the balance between human beings, the environment and the development of technology. What's more, it also cooperates with many countries to cultivate talents, and is glad to cooperate with NCKU. Extreme climate is a real phenomenon, and for companies it means survival, as brands require carbon neutral products in their supply chain. For students, having the relevant knowledge and skills is a career advantage. We hope that this cooperation will provide companies with newer technology and information, international certification standards and quality. We hope that academia and enterprises will work together to develop decarbonization technology and enter into the international platform to connect with the world. NCKU's Department of Chemical Engineering Chairman Hsi-Sheng Teng, TÜV Rheinland's General Manager Hong-Jun Kao, and Department of Chemical Engineering Professor Chuh-Yung Chen were all present at the ceremony.
The first "Carbon Neutral Technology and Talent Cultivation Base Forum" in 2023 at NCKU will take place afterwards. In view of the worsening global warming and the increasing frequency of extreme climate, the forum invited Chi-Ming Peng, Secretary General of the Taiwan Climate Partnership, to give a speech titled "Seeing Climate Change Development from the 100-year Drought in Tainan".
Net zero is a critical issue for human survival. NCKU is the first "Carbon Neutral Research Base" selected by the Ministry of Education. The base consists of the departments of Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Environmental Engineering, as well as the School of Electrical Engineering, the School of Management, and the Center for Industrial Innovation of NCKU, in conjunction with the faculty of four partner schools, including National University of Tainan, Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Kun Shan University, and Chia Nan University of Pharmacy ＆ Science, to set up credit courses in the field of carbon neutral technology.
Founded more than 150 years ago, TÜV Rheinland is a world-renowned third-party certification organization with 26,000 employees, whose services have long been expanded from Germany to the European Union and around the world. It established a branch in Taiwan in 1986 to provide local services and introduce relevant international certification according to customer needs, management system certification, providing a variety of quality management systems, environmental management systems and related services. Its professional team has more than 400 employees.
Vice President Ching-Te Lai was a key promoter of the Taiwan Climate Partnership, and its members include 8 leading technology companies, including TSMC, Delta, AUO, Pegatron, Microsoft Taiwan, ASUS and Acer. The Secretary General Chi-ming Peng is the core staff of Vice President Lai's net zero transformation.
Nurturing Net-Zero Talents to Build Taiwan's Green Economy, NCKU and TÜV Rheinland Sign Memorandum of Understanding.From right to left, NCKU Department of Chemical Engineering Chair Hsi-Sheng Teng, NCKU Vice President Yau-Hwang Kuo, Taiwan TÜV Rheinland Managing Director Hsiu-Yun Wang, Taiwan TÜV Rheinland General Manager Hung-Chun Kao.
NCKU Vice President Yau-Hwang Kuo said that NCKU hopes to contribute to global sustainable development.
Taiwan TÜV Rheinland Managing Director Hsiu-Yun Wang said that she expects academia and enterprises to develop decarbonization technology together.
NCKU and TÜV Rheinland completed signing the Memorandum of Understanding. From right to left, NCKU Department of Chemical Engineering Chair Hsi-Sheng Teng, NCKU Vice President Yau-Hwang Kuo, Taiwan TÜV Rheinland Managing Director Hsiu-Yun Wang, Taiwan TÜV Rheinland General Manager Hung-Chun Kao.