Ministry of Education, Republic of China (Taiwan) and Brown University Sign MOU to Promote Nexus Taiwan

The Ministry of Education (MOE), Republic of China (Taiwan) and Brown University signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate and promote the “Nexus Taiwan” Program in February, 2016. The signing representatives included Dr. Richard M. Locke, Provost of Brown University and Ms. Cynthia Huang, Director of the Education Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Boston on behalf of the Ministry.

Dr. Robert G. Lee, Associate Professor of American Studies, will lead the “Nexus Taiwan” Program which will develop new curriculum in Taiwan Studies, host international seminars, and publish joint research essays. Brown and the Ministry of Education will encourage cooperation of scholar exchange and higher-education institutions in Taiwan. Brown University is arranging the first conference “Repositioning Taiwan and the United States, from Formosa to the Present” scheduled in April, and will invite international scholars engaged in Taiwan Studies to share and discuss their research findings.

Director Cynthia Huang looks forward to the “Nexus Taiwan” Program creating an opportunity for Brown faculty and students to better understand Taiwan’s history and culture by building further cooperation between Brown and universities in Taiwan, and by encouraging even greater numbers of Brown students to study in Taiwan.

Since 2003, the Ministry of Education has promoted Taiwan research programs with top universities around the world. Boston University signed a MOU with the Ministry, and created several curricula and forums in Taiwan studies beginning in 2006. Brown University is the second higher education intuition in the New England region to offer this similar program.

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