Academia Sinica established the Taiwan International Graduate Program (TIGP) in 2002 in collaboration with a consortium of key national research universities in Taiwan. The purpose of TIGP is to develop the research talent pool in multidisciplinary frontier fields and to enhance the innovative potential and academic standards of research in neighboring fields.
Doctoral programs offered by TIGP are jointly determined by Academia Sinica and national research university partners. All degree programs are inter-disciplinary by design. The areas covered include: physical sciences, applied sciences, engineering, biological and agricultural sciences, health and medical sciences, and humanities and social sciences.
Academia Sinica assumes principal oversight of the academic developments of TIGP. It provides intellectual leadership, research resources, as well as research and physical facilities. Participating universities provide the curriculum infrastructure as well as leading faculty members to complement the research expertise of Academia Sinica faculty members.