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Taiwan Polar Institute's Role in the World: Confronting Challenges of Climate Change Together

Posted on: 2023-08-23    
NCU's newly established "Taiwan Polar Institute" actively seeks international collaborations to enhance Taiwan's influence in the field of polar science. Photo provided by the College of Earth Sciences
NCU's newly established "Taiwan Polar Institute" actively seeks international collaborations to enhance Taiwan's influence in the field of polar science. Photo provided by the College of Earth Sciences

Newly established by National Central University this year and supported by the Ministry of Education and the National Academy of Marine Research, the " Taiwan Polar Institute " at NCU marks a significant milestone. Led by Dean Hsu Shu-Kun of the College of Earth Sciences, the center actively seeks international collaborations. Its research team has ventured into Ny-Ålesund, one of the world's northernmost research bases, igniting sparks of international academic exchange. The center aims to integrate Taiwan's polar research into the global community and bolster Taiwan's influence in polar science.
 
Under the leadership of Dean Hsu Shu-Kun, the team visited Ny-Ålesund, a highly representative scientific research base in the Arctic. Scientists from ten different countries gather in this town to conduct research in fields such as atmospheric science, terrestrial ecology, fjord systems, and glaciers.
 
Through exchanges among researchers, sharing mutual challenges faced in scientific research not only enriches their research content but also underscores the importance of addressing climate change. This collaboration signifies a scientific mission that transcends borders.
 
Climate change has become a global focal point. International cooperation and joint efforts among scientists will be pivotal in addressing this pressing issue. Expectations are high for Taiwan to make significant strides in the field of polar science. Through international collaboration, the center aims to collectively devise more effective strategies to combat climate change.

Photo provided by the College of Earth Sciences
Photo provided by the College of Earth Sciences

 
Photo provided by the College of Earth Sciences
Photo provided by the College of Earth Sciences
 
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