Like its educational goal, Tunghai values and places an equal emphasis on teaching and research. Teachers conduct research and utilize the research findings and results in their teaching. Also, since the development of the industries are driven by technology developments, how to increase the number of industry/ university cooperative research projects will be a key factor faced by today’s higher education institutions. Tunghai’s teachers mainly conduct their research through conducting research grants and presenting and publishing research findings. Also, teachers participate in industry/ university cooperative projects. Furthermore, teachers are members of international academic institutions and participated in international academic exchanges with Tunghai’s sister schools. To support teachers to conduct their research and increase the research quality in Tunghai, the university has upgraded research facilities and increased its interactions with various industries.
Tunghai has established various research award guidelines to encourage teachers to conduct research, present and publish their research findings and to host and participate academic conferences. By providing research awards and subsidies for hosting conferences, teachers could conduct research that are related to their teaching and update their teaching with their latest research findings. In addition, the university has upgraded resources such as books, databases, equipments and etc for teachers to conduct research. During the 2007 to 2012 academic year, the overall research output has improved. This improvement can be seen by the increasing number of NSC project grants, the increase in the amount of NSC subsidies received, and the growth in the number of papers published each year.
In today’s ever-changing environment, it has become a necessity to make flexible changes on the structure and organization within the university. To highlight Tunghai’s solid foundation in the area of humanities and creative design, Tunghai has established the College of Fine Arts and Creative Design in 2007. The college consists of the following departments, Architecture, Industrial Design, Landscape Architecture, Fine Arts, and Music. Also, to meet the needs of the industry and the university’s development, in 2006 the Engineering College has undergone restructuring in its departments. The Engineering College has he following departments: Departments of Industrial Engineering and Enterprise Information, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Environmental Science and Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. With the restructuring of the Engineering College, both the research outputs and industry/university cooperative projects have been increased.
Besides the above mentioned research areas, Tunghai is also actively promoting conducting integrated inter-disciplinary research projects both within the campus and with the R&D institutions off campus. To prepare for the implementation of inter-disciplinary research projects, Tunghai has revised the regulations and guidelines for establishing teaching, research or service centers in 2007. In 2009, projects can apply to establish temporary university level research centers.
Therefore, with the need for research and teaching, the duties and the amount of work expected of the office of R&D have significantly increased in recent years. Now, The office of R&D established the four divisions underneath. They were named “University Development Planning Section”, “Academic Research and Assessment Section”, “Industry-Academia Collaboration and Innovation Incubation Center” and “Precision Instrument Center”. In addition of the four divisions, “The Committee of Instrument and Equipment” and 5 university level research centers (Life Science Research Center, Center for Chinese Social and Management Studies, Nanometer Science and Technology Research Center, Center for Tropical Ecology and Biodiversity , Software Engineering and Technology Center) were established under the office of R&D.
Tel: +886-4-23590121(Rep. Line)
Address: The office of R&D, Tunghai University
No.1727, Sec. 4, Taiwan Boulevard, Xitun District, Taichung 407224, Taiwan R.O.C.
|Dr. Hui-Chen Lin||Dean, the office of R&D||In charge of office of R&Dfirstname.lastname@example.org||32418
|Dr. Ye-Song Gu||Vice dean, the office of R&D
Director, academic research and assessment section
Executive Secretary, the Committee of lnstrument and Equipment
|In charge of office of R&Demail@example.com||33215|
|Dr. Hao-Hsiu Chiu||Director, university development planning section||In charge of university development planning firstname.lastname@example.org||38100-263|
|Dr. Chi-Hung Lo||Director, industry-academia collaboration and innovation incubation center||In charge of industry-academia collaboration and innovation incubation email@example.com||38701-19|
|Dr. Ming-Li Hsieh||Director, precision instrument center||In charge of precision instrument firstname.lastname@example.org||32443|
|Ms. Ya-Na Li||Staff, the office of R&D||Research center administration, administration works in general, email@example.com||30004|
|Ms. Mei-Fen Wang||Staff, the office of R&D||Registration Desk, Research center adiminstration, adminstration works in general, firstname.lastname@example.org||30003|
|Ms. Chu-Yen Cheng||Staff, the office of R&D||AI center adiminstration, adminstration works in general, email@example.com||30050|
|Ms. Ssu-Ying Hsu||Staff, university development planning section||University development plan, higher education database, firstname.lastname@example.org||30006|
|Miss. Yi-Chun Huang||Staff, university development planning section||School evaluation, department evaluation, email@example.com||30013|
|Miss. Hsiao-Jyun Huang||Staff, school and department evaluation office||Site visitation for subisidy of private universities, school and development evaluation, firstname.lastname@example.org||30001|
|Mr. Tsung-Chih Liao||Staff, academic research and assessment section||Governing Incentives for Academic Research, distinguished professor, and academic awards applications, email@example.com||30008|
|Mr. Meng-Cing Wang||Staff, academic research and assessment section||Projects of MOST, and academic awards applications, firstname.lastname@example.org||30011|
|Ms. Yuan-Ren Lin||Staff, industry-academia collaboration and innovation incubation center||Provide information and consultative service on starting an enterprise, project of ministry of economic affairs, email@example.com||30140-30142|
|Miss. Jia-Jia Chun||Staff, industry-academia collaboration and innovation incubation center||Provide information and consultative service on starting an enterprise, project of intellectual property rights, firstname.lastname@example.org||30140-30142|
|Miss. Wen-Guo Lin||Staff, industry-academia collaboration and innovation incubation center||Provide information and consultative service on starting an enterprise, promote industry-university plans, email@example.com||30140-30142|
|Miss. Kang-Ling Chang||Staff, industry-academia collaboration and innovation incubation center||Provide information and consultative service on starting an enterprise, promote industry-university plans, firstname.lastname@example.org||30140-30142|
|Ms. Mei-Chu Huang||Staff, precision instrument center||Center administration works in email@example.com||30045-12|
|Ms. Hui-Ru Li||Staff, precision instrument center||Center administration works in firstname.lastname@example.org||30045-10|