A New Era of Collaborative Tie between Taiwan and the Baltic States- the Opening Ceremony of Taiwan and the Baltic States Research Center on Physics

Jul 20, 2020
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Opening Ceremony for the Taiwan and the Baltic States Research Center on Physics

07-20-2020 | National Sun Yat-Sen University

National Sun Yat-Sen University (NSYSU) and University of Latvia (UL) have had a successful scientific cooperation for years. The professors of the joint team decided to form a research center specializing in physics between Taiwan and the Baltic States. The center was named Taiwan and the Baltic States Research Center on Physics (TBRCP) and had its grand opening on the 12th of March, 2020 at the Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia (ISSP UL). 

▲Signing MOU (left, director of ISSPDr. Mārtiņš Rutkis, middle, Vice President of UL,Valdis Segliņš, right, VP of NSYSU, Dr. Mitch Chou

▲left: director of ISSPDr. Mārtiņš Rutkis; right: VP of NSYSU, Dr. Mitch Chou

The opening ceremony of TBRCP was accompanied by ten delegates of NSYSU, representatives of the Taipei Mission in Latvia, members of the Parliament of Latvia, as well as representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Science and Education, University of Latvia and ISSP UL. Before the ceremony, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Senior Vice President of NSYSU, Dr. Yang-Yi Chen and Prorector of UL, Prof. Valdis Segliņš, which was then followed by  the opening ceremony. After the ceremonial opening, lectures were held on the current topics in physics by researchers from both ISSP UL and NSYSU.

▲Andy Chin, the Representative of the Taipei Mission in the Baltic States

Andy Chin, the Representative of Taipei Mission in the Republic of Latvia gave a remark and mentioned that the establishment of TBRCP would strengthen the cooperative relationship between Taiwan and the Baltic States. Dr. Mitch Chou, the Vice President for Research and Development of NSYSU remarked the aim of the TBRCP was to promote bilateral exchange of education  and scientific research collaborations, specifically in Condensed Matter Physics, Material Science and Optoelectronics. Functionalities of the Center include student and professor exchange visits, usage of measurement devices for research, along with mutually beneficial seminars about the latest methods and results.  Director of ISSP UL, Dr. Mārtiņš Rutkis  congratulated  the inauguration of TBRCP and said he hoped it would serve as a significant step toward more international innovative projects and scientific discoveries.

National Sun Yat-sen University
One of Taiwan’s top five-ranked research university, NSYSU consists of 7 Colleges, 21 Departments, 17 Graduate institutes, 56 Master’s and 31 PhD degree programs having more than 9,500 students along with 510 faculty members. In the QS World University Ranking by Subject in 2019, 15 subject areas of NSYSU are admitted in the highly-ranked, and ten research fields including the all fields entered the global top 1 % in Essential Science Indicators (ESI) ranking in 2020.
Mitch, Ming-Chi Chou
Vice President for Research and Development, NSYSU
Phone: 886-7-5252000*2600
E-mail: mitch@faculty.nsysu.edu.tw

Institute of Solid State Physics
In over 40 years of experience, the Institute is internationally recognised and a leading research center in Latvia. Currently, the Institute employs about 100 highly qualified doctors, besides conducts internationally competitive research, educates students and offers innovative research solutions for industrial needs.
Līga Bikše
Engineer, Coordinator of Taiwan and the Baltic States Research Center on Physics  
Phone: +371 29964555
E-mail: Liga.Bikse@cfi.lu.lv