Dr. Yuan Tseh Lee
In 2002, Dr. Sunney I. Chan, former Vice President of
Academia Sinica, with the support of former Academia
Sinica President Dr. Yuan Tseh Lee and former Minister
of Education Dr. Ovid J.L. Tzeng, sowed the first seeds of
the TIGP program in Academia Sinica. They envisioned
a program through which young scholars could start their
research/academic career in the best possible environment
and be transformed into future leaders.
The former Academia Sinica President Dr. Chi-Huey
Wong had fully supported TIGP since his inauguration in
2006. With his support and promotion, TIGP programs
were well developed and expanded to 12 research fields.
To facilitate better program management, he established
the Department of International Affairs TIGP Office that
took charge of global academic collaboration and the
promotion of higher education at Academia Sinica.
The program was established to cultivate interdisciplinary
research, and enhance Taiwan’s visibility in the world’s
academic arena. From the outset the program has not
only provided rigorous interdisciplinary training, but also
placed equal emphasis on the cultivation of scientific
reasoning, high ethical standards, a global outlook, and
effective communication skills.