Lithuanian Delegation Visits the NCKU College of Science to Strengthen Research Exchanges in Optics and Biomedicine
Paulius Lukauskas, Lithuania's first representative in Taiwan, led a Lithuanian delegation to visit NCKU's College of Science on September 16th in the afternoon, accompanied by Jian-Jhang Huang, MOFA's Senior Executive Officer for European Affairs. During the tour, participants exchanged views on optoelectronics and biomedical technology, and explored potential cooperation opportunities in the future. It was hoped that the visit would be the beginning of the development of key industries and the cultivation of talent between Taiwan and Lithuania.
NCKU Vice President, Fong-Chin Su, said NCKU was honored to welcome Lithuanian guests. He also mentioned that the university had a close relationship with many leading semiconductor companies located at the Southern Taiwan Science Park, which demonstrated NCKU had the ability to promote research exchanges between Lithuania and Taiwan. Last, he expected the visit to result in a satisfactory outcome for both parties. Paulius Lukauskas, the Lithuanian Representative, responded that he was glad to know the current status of Taiwanese academics, and was looking forward to future cooperation between NCKU and Lithuanian industries.
Members of the delegation included Gediminas Raiukaitis, the president of the Lithuanian Laser Association, Tomas Andrejauskas, representative of the Lithuanian Biotechnology Association, and representatives of Photonics and Biotechnology industries.
They toured the Novel Oxide Versatile Enrichment Laboratory, Applied Optics Lab, Interface Photonics Lab, Quantum Optics Lab, and Nanoelectronics Lab, where cutting-edge experiments were carried out. This helped the guests to understand the current situation regarding equipment applications in Taiwanese academia.
Afterward, Chin-Chun Tsai, Dean of College of Science, and Chih-Han Chang, Director of Center for Corporate Relations and Technology Transfer, provided an overview of university affairs and current industry-academia collaboration in NCKU, followed by individual industry exchanges.
While Lithuania's laser technology is at the forefront of the global laser industry, Taiwan's semiconductor industry chain is complete and mature. This partnership will increase both countries' competitiveness on the international stage by combining Lithuania's and Taiwan's technological advantages. Researchers from the College of Science and Department of Biomedical Engineering will visit Lithuania in the near future to enhance scientific research collaboration possibilities. In addition, they will examine the availability of courses and professional training programs for Lithuanian manufacturers. This cooperation can make use of semiconductor industry resources, giving international collaboration a boost.
The Lithuanian delegation visits NCKU on September 16th.
NCKU vice president, Fong-Chin Su (right), presents a the NCKU 90th Anniversary Commemorative Tie to Paulius Lukauskas (middle), the Lithuanian Representative in Taiwan at the luncheon.
Lithuanian delegation visits the laboratories of the Department of Physics to gain a deeper understanding of the optoelectronics equipment.
Tse-Ming Chen, professor at the Department of Physics in NCKU, introduces the equipment to the delegation members.
Chin-Chun Tsai, Dean of the College of Science, demonstrates the equipment in the college's laboratory to Lithuanian representative Paulius Lukauskas (second left).
Dean Tsai (4th right) and Lithuanian representative Paulius Lukauskas (5th right) fist bump to express their expectations for future cooperation.