2019 MOST GASE Summer Program: An Exploration of Taiwan's Innovative Power

Jul 31, 2019

The dedication of Taiwan’s laboratories in scientific research is as memorable as bubble milk tea! The "2019 MOST GASE Summer Program" has officially ended on July 26. In the past six weeks, 34 outstanding young talents have traveled some of Taiwan’s leading labs to conduct experiments and visited some remarkable cultural sites of Taiwan. Many of these young talents shared about the hospitality and friendliness of the people they have encountered, and that they highly recommend this program to their friends.


The "2019 MOST GASE Summer Program" is organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) Center for Global Affairs and Science Engagement (GASE). This year, there were 34 outstanding young talents from 10 countries around the world, including India, Spain, Italy, the United Kingdom and the Philippines, attended this program on the topics of "Quantum Technology" and "Artificial Intelligence(AI)". In order to promote academic exchange and enhance global partnerships in science and technology, the organizer joint forces with 23 leading national research institutions and labs in Taiwan to provide a comprehensive experience across multiple constituents.


With the guidance of the lab instructors along with the diligent learning atmosphere, many young talents have established deeper interest in pursuing their future career in STEM. Starting from knowing very little about Taiwan, these program participants not only fall in love with the local food but also feel the close connections between Taiwanese people. They said that Taiwan has international academic research ability and is a treasure island worth exploring. They strongly recommend friends to participate in this summer program and hope to come to Taiwan for further study.


Dr. Hsiao-Wei Yuan, Director of GASE, believes that this summer program could allow these young talents meet with exceptional researchers from Taiwan’s top laboratories to facilitate the academic exchange, most importantly, she hopes that these participants could become the ambassadors to promote Taiwan's scientific research and return to Taiwan in the future.