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National Science Council and

Department of Life Sciences

Department of Life Sciences

National Science Council, Taiwan

November, 2007

Organizational Framework for

Science and Technology Development

Executive Yuan

(Cabinet)

National Science
Council

Ministry of Education

Ministry of Transportation &

Communications

Ministry of National Defense

Council of Agriculture

Atomic Energy Council

Department of Health

E
nvironmental
P
rotection
A
dministration

Ministry of Economic Affairs


Other Agencies

Ministry of the Interior

S&T Advisory Group

Office of the
President

Academia Sinica

National Science

Council Meeting

National Science Council (NSC)


Organizational Structure

Civil Service Ethics Office

Personnel Office

Secretariat

Counselor

Department of

Planning and Evaluation

Department of

Central Processing

Department of

International Cooperation

Department of

Science Education

Department of

Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Life Sciences

Accounting Office

Department of

Engineering and Applied Sciences

Department of

Natural Sciences

Minister

Deputy Ministers

Council
Meeting

Affiliated Organizations

Central Taiwan Science Park
Provisional Office

Southern Taiwan Science Park
Administration

Science Park Administration

S&T Policy Research and Information
Center

National Applied Research Laboratories

National Space Organization

National Nano Device Laboratories

National Center for Research on
Earthquake Engineering

National Center for

High
-
performance Computing

National Laboratory Animal Center


National Chip Implementation Center

Instrument Technology Research
Center

Nonprofit Labs

National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center

NSC Missions


Promotion of National Sci
-
Tech Development


Planning and coordination of national sci
-
tech
affairs


Formulation of mid
-

and long
-
term sci
-
tech
plans


Review, control, and evaluation of government
sci
-
tech programs


Surveys of national sci
-
tech R&D activity


Support for Academic Research


Development of Science Parks

2004: 2.38% of GDP

2005: 2.46% of GDP

2006: 2.59% of GDP


National Spending on R&D

Allocation of the

NSC’s Budget for 2006


Support for Academic Research (NSC)

Industry
-
university

cooperative programs

National science

& technology

programs

Program for Upgrading

the R&D Capabilities

of Private Universities

+

Program for Promoting

Academic Excellence of

Universities (Phase II)

Interdisciplinary

integrated

research

programs

Goal
-
oriented

Research Projects

22%

Free Research Projects

78%

Research Projects

Research Projects Funded

by NSC, 2006

Support for Academic Research in Taiwan

Source: “Relationship between Taiwan’s Industries and Universities” (Mar 31, 2006)

Industry
-
University Cooperation

National
Science
Council

Ministry

of

Education

Ministry of
Economic
Affairs

Universities

Industry


Industry
-
university
cooperative research projects


Program to Upgrade
Industrial Technology and
Enhance Human Resources


Digital content cooperation


Bio
-
tech investment projects

Technology transfers

Biotech investment projects


Industry
-
university cooperative research projects


Program to Upgrade Industrial Technology and
Enhance Human Resources


SBIR


Industry technology
development
programs


I
-
U
Cooperation


Center


Technology

R&D Center

Developmental Scope of

Science
-
Based Industrial Parks

Southern Taiwan


Tainan:
1,038 hectares


Luchu:
570 hectares


Central Taiwan



Taichung:
413 hectares


Yunlin:
96 hectares

1 hectare = 100m X 100m

Northern Taiwan

Hsinchu :
632 hectares

Chunan :
159 hectares

Chupei :
38 hectares

Tungluo :
350 hectares

Longtan :
106 hectares

Yilan :
105 hectares

National Research Programs

1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Telecommunications (I)

Telecommunications
(II)

Agricultural Biotechnology
(I)

Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology

Hazards Mitigation
(II)

Agricultural Biotechnology
(II)

Systems
-
on
-
Chip
(I)

Genomic Medicine (I)

Digital Archives (I)

e
-
Learning

Nanotechnology

Biotech Pharmaceuticals (II)

Systems
-
on
-
Chip
(II)

Agricultural Biotechnology
(III)

Genomic Medicine (II)

Hazards Mitigation
(I)

Digital Archives (II)

Biotech Pharmaceuticals (III)


NSC International Programs
---

Mechanism


General programs for international
activities


Participating International Conference


Scholars


Postgraduates


Hosting International Conference in Taiwan


Inviting Visit of International Renown Scholars


International Collaborative Joint Research Project


Personnel Exchange


Research Funding

D.C.

San Francisco

Los Angeles

London

Bonn

Paris

Brussels

Tokyo

Houston

Moscow

Canberra

Honai

New Deli

12 Countries/

15 Science Division Offices Abroad

International Collaborations

































Personnel
Exchanges







Joint R*D
programs













Ottawa

Workshops

Visitor Program, Scholarship Program, Internship (TTT)

Holding International Conference in Taiwan, Bilateral Workshop,
Funding for attending international conferences.

Joint Research Projects, PPP….

Prague

Missions of the

Department of Life Sciences, NSC


To promote life sciences research and
biotechnology development in Taiwan.


To conduct planning, management and
assessment of national programs for
agricultural biotechnology, pharmaceutical
biotechnology and genomic medicine.


To establish a good research infrastructure for
the training and recruitment of life scientists to
meet the demand of R&D in universities,
research institutes and bioindustry for Taiwan.

Department of Life Sciences, NSC


Director General


Vice Director


Other Staff (21 people)


*Researcher


*Associate Researcher


*Assistants, secretary


-
staff had Ph. D. degree (8 people), Master degree (12), BS (1)


-
all had specialized scientific background in agriculture or
biomedical areas

***
Scientific Committee System


Department of Life Sciences, NSC


Biological Sciences

Botany, Zoology, Marine Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry,
Molecular and Cell Biology, etc.


Agricultural Sciences

Agronomy, Horticulture, Forestry, Fishery, Animal Husbandry,
Veterinary Science, Agricultural Chemistry, Food Science, etc.


Medical Sciences



Basic Medical Sciences

Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Microbiology and
Immunology, Molecular Medicine, Epidemiology, Public Health and
Occupational Medicine, Legal Medicine and Forensic Science, etc.



Clinical Sciences

Internal Medicine, Surgery, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Gynecology
and Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Dentistry, etc.

Department of Life Sciences, NSC


National Research Program for Agricultural
Biotechnology


National Research Program for
Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals


National Research Program for Genomic
Medicine


Special Research Program on Stem Cell and
Regenerative Medicine


Special Research Program on Avian Influenza
and Human Pandemic Influenza

Interdisciplinary Research Programs


To focus on research fields with integrated
efforts of inter
-
departments, inter
-
institutes,
and inter
-
universities.


To promote international collaboration.


Major research areas:


Bioengineering


Bioinformatics


Preservation and restoration of ecosystem
functioning


Year

Grant
S
ituation

Medical
Science

Biology

Agriculture

Total



No. Applied/Approved

3631/2296

427/262

771/457

4829/3015


2005

Funding Rate (%)

63.2

61.4

59.4

62.4



Av. Size (NT$ K)

843

1,196

990

896



No. Applied/Approved

3826/2247

385/242

927/526

5138/3015


2006

Funding Rate (%)

58.7

62.9

56.7

58.7



Av. Size (NT$ K)

992

1,415

1,073

1,040



No. Applied/Approved

3,840/2,220

372/235

949/549

5161/3004


2007

Funding Rate (%)

57.8

63.2

57.9

58.2



Av. Size (NT$ K)

1,052

1,260

1,087

1,070


Funding in Life Sciences

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