NCKU and the Central Weather Bureau signed an MOU for academic research exchange and talent development-國立成功大學永續發展SDGs

NCKU and the Central Weather Bureau signed an MOU for academic research exchange and talent development


NCKU and the Central Weather Bureau signed an MOU for academic research exchange and talent development

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In response to the ongoing challenges posed by climate change, countries are committed to achieving the goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. NCKU and the Central Weather Bureau signed a cooperation agreement this afternoon (21st) at NCKU, aiming to leverage their respective strengths in academic research exchange, the development of key meteorological scientific technologies, and the cultivation of meteorological research talent to jointly contribute to environmental sustainability. The signing ceremony, attended by nearly 30 representatives from relevant departments of both sides, was officiated by NCKU President Meng-Ru Shen and Director-General Ming-Dian Cheng  of the Central Weather Bureau. The initiation of this collaboration will bring about closer cooperation between the two parties, providing more opportunities and outcomes for meteorological scientific research, academic exchange, and talent cultivation.

President Shen of NCKU mentioned in his speech that during his studies in the UK, he was deeply impressed by the accuracy and speed of information updates provided by foreign countries on meteorology. He also noted the high level of public concern in the UK regarding climate change issues. He pointed out that universities are gathering places for talent and knowledge, emphasizing that academic research must be practically applied and involve interdisciplinary collaboration to generate new knowledge dynamics. "We look forward to this collaboration with the Central Weather Bureau, hoping to create more opportunities for cooperation on top of our existing collaboration base, and to apply research to everyday life to meet the expectations of the public."

Director-General Cheng of the Central Weather Bureau stated that the signing event with NCKU invited representatives from relevant departments and bureaus to participate. The cooperation between the two parties has started early, and the project scope ranges from comprehensive perspectives to various local historical angles. Director-General Cheng pointed out that meteorology covers a wide range of areas, including observation, forecasting, and services. Meteorological information not only reflects phenomena but also offers many other research opportunities. He hopes that cooperation with the academic community can effectively integrate and utilize meteorology's applications in various fields.

NCKU has embraced the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as its vision for campus development, actively fulfilling its social responsibility and promoting actions and research for climate sustainability and innovation. With a complete faculty and talent pool in the fields of liberal arts, engineering, and architecture, NCKU has a significant advantage in promoting interdisciplinary research. Currently, departments related to meteorology are conducting research. For example, Professor Dong-Jiing Doong from the Department of Hydraulic and Ocean Engineering leads the research on "Construction of an Anomalous Coastal Wave Warning System," Professor En-Jui Lee  from the Department of Earth Sciences conducts research on "Earthquake Early Warning Technology," and Professor Chi-Chuan Hwang from the Department of Engineering Science collaborates on "Supercomputers," which have been successful. Both sides are actively pursuing the development of the next generation of customized supercomputers.

Cross-departmental and cross-disciplinary discussions on innovative actions for climate sustainability have also been actively carried out. For example, Professor Tzu-Ping Lin from the Department of Architecture, who has long been engaged in urban heat island research, and Associate Professor En-Yu Huang, who explores the reconstruction of the mid-1640s Fort Zeelandia and the original appearance of the town, will combine the Central Weather Bureau's long-term observational data with climate-related literature, journals, and records to explore how past town planning and facility locations responded to the cold climate at the time, as well as to envision future national land planning and urban design in response to future high-temperature environments.

NCKU's Research and Development Office pointed out that as a research base for advanced national science and technology, NCKU bears the important responsibility of talent cultivation. It has been actively promoting interdisciplinary sustainable research recently, establishing a cross-disciplinary dialogue platform to enhance NCKU's research and development capabilities in addressing global key issues. This includes establishing cross-disciplinary research centers at the university level and establishing cooperation platforms with the government and industry. The signing of this academic cooperation agreement marks the beginning of a new collaboration between the two parties. In the future, both sides will continue to promote cooperation between teaching and research personnel, academic research exchange, the joint development of key technologies, mutual visits, and exchanges. They will also initiate relevant collaborations such as the "Tainan 400-Year Climate Design Exhibition" and "Next-Generation Meteorological Data Digital Computing," creating strategic advantages for both parties in meteorological scientific research and promoting innovation and development in the field of meteorological science.

NCKU and the Central Weather Bureau signed an MOU to collaborate across domains, focusing on academic research exchange and talent development.

NCKU President Shen stressed that universities are hubs for talent and knowledge. For innovation, academic research must be applied practically and involve interdisciplinary collaboration.

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