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Research center

    Center for Global and Sustainability Science:

The Global Change and Sustainability Science Center (GCSSC) is a university-level interdisciplinary integration research center. The CGCSS, officially launched in August 2012, is dedicated to the inter-disciplinary researches on global change and sustainability science. It is established to conduct research on global climate change issues from the perspective of interdisciplinary sustainability science. There are five divisions in the GCSSC including (1) Resource and Environmental Governance, (2) Spatial Planning, (3) Global Environmental & Industrial Transformation, (4) Urbanization & Global Environmental Change, and (5) Disaster & Risk Management. In addition to conducting research projects, GCSSC also organizes international conferences and training workshop to promote international collaboration and scholar exchange with international institutes.

The CGCSS’s main missions are to promote inter-disciplinary researches on global change and sustainability science, particularly the human dimension researches, expand and integrate relevant research resources and facilities effectively, carry out the national and international research projects in global change and sustainability science, provide sustainability and global change consulting services for public agencies and private enterprises, train talent for research on global change and sustainability science and serve as a platform of excellence for international academic interaction and research cooperation.

The research areas of this center are land resources planning study,urbanization and global environmental change research,environment and industry,disaster risk management, environmental governance.

NTPU’s college of public affairs has some interaction and cooperation closely with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in the aspect of educating public officials. Center for Global Change and Sustainability Science also conducts some relative researches and looks for the faculty with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and implements the result of research to set up the courses, and promotes the education resources across nations aggressively and integrates them


Research Center for Public Opinion and Election Studies:

The Research Center for Public Opinion and Election Studies, which was founded in 1997, is made up of the following focal sections of study: Election Systems & Behaviors, Policy, Public Survey, and General Affairs. These sections routinely take charge of relevant academic exchange activities, publications, research projects, and the general administrative affairs. Additionally, they are concurrently involved in more specific issues, such as, election problems at home and abroad, the collection and study of election laws and behaviors, election-related policies, and the study and analysis of public survey.


Center for Land and Environmental Planning:

The Center for Land and Environmental Planning (CLEP) was founded in 1992.  CLEP is a study center established to promote land-use and environmental planning in Taiwan as well as upgrading the relevant knowledge and technology for applications.  The Center comprises a Planning Support for Spatial Systems laboratory and runs by research faculty; they are full-time and part-time faculties from various departments within the college of public affairs.  Besides, based on the requirements of research, the Center will also invite both the domestic and international professors and scholars in collaborative studies, as well as attending trainings and symposiums.

The recent CLEP’s research mainly focuses on the policy studies of wetland and landscape conservation for terraced paddies.  These studies aim to support the process of policy-making related to terraced paddy conservation and ecological payments.  In addition, in order to face the challenges from global environmental change and disaster impact, the Center also concentrates on the disaster management policy research including disaster risk assessment, vulnerability, resilience and adaptive policy analyses.


Research Center for East-West Philosophy and Hermeneutics:

The Research Center for East-West Philosophy and Hermeneutics focus on promotion of philosophical studies of cross-cultural communication between East and West and Contemporary interpretation of Chinese philosophy and its application.


Center for Cooperative Economics & Non-Profit Organizations:

The research center was established in 2001 to enhance Taiwan’s academic research in the non-profit sector. The main goals of the center are to promote high quality academic research, to provide education and training services to the third sector organizations and to encourage students to participate in social services. It has been an active academic exchange platform for scholars and students interested in the development of the third sector.The center organizes discussions,collaboration,seminars and researches between business,government and the College of Business, providing an opportunity for our faculty to participate and develop professionally.


Center for Professional Studies:

There are 14 Centers for professional studies in College of Law aim to create an exceptional academic environment for students interested in further their studies in different legal field. These Centers act as communication platforms for faculty and professionals exchanging of latest research results and promoting the development of law research. Their annual plans include holding a series of workshops and seminars, performing research projects, and collecting and archiving the related law studies.

The 14 Centers are Center for Labor Law Studies, Civil Law Studies, Financial and Economic Law Studies, International Law Studies, Criminal Law Studies, Public Law Studies, Energy Policy and Environmental Law Studies, WTO Studies, Jurisprudence Studies, Cross-Strait Relations and Asian Legal Systems.


Besides those there are some research centers in college of Law.To enhance the profession of legal studies and interdisciplinary research, we have 12 Research Centers as follows: Center for Gender Law, Center for Labor Law, Center for Civil Law, Center for Financial and Economic Law, Center for International Law, Center for Criminal Law, Center for Public Law, Center for Energy Policy and Environmental Law, Center for Intellectual Property Law, Center for WTO Law, Center for Jurisprudence, and Center for Cross-Strait Relations and Asian Legal Systems. In the future, Research Centers seek to extend national and international academic links with prestigious colleges, universities, and academic organizations.