Ministry of Science and Technology (Taiwan)

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Ministry of Science and Technology
科技部
Kējìbù (Mandarin)
Khô-kî Phu (Hakka)
ROC Ministry of Science and Technology Logo 2017.svg
Agency overview
Formed 1 February 1959 (as National Council on Science Development)
3 February 2014 (as MOST)
Jurisdiction Taiwan
Headquarters Da'an, Taipei
Ministers responsible
Parent agency Executive Yuan
Website www.most.gov.tw
Ministry of Science and Technology

The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST; Chinese: 科技部; pinyin: Kējìbù; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Kho-ki-pō͘) is the government ministry of the Republic of China (Taiwan) for the promotion and funding of academic research, development of science and technology and science parks. MOST is a member of Belmont Forum.[1]

History

The MOST was originally established as the National Council on Science Development on 1 February 1959. In 1967, it was renamed to National Science Council (NSC; Chinese: 國家科學委員會; pinyin: Guójiā Kēxué Wěiyuánhuì; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Kok-ka Kho-ha̍k Úi-oân-hōe). The NSC became the Ministry of Science and Technology on 3 February 2014.[2][3]

Organizational structure

Hsinchu Science Park Bureau
Central Taiwan Science Park Bureau

Departments

  • Department of Planning
  • Department of Natural Sciences and Sustainable Development
  • Department of Engineering and Technologies
  • Department of Life Sciences
  • Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department of International Cooperation and Science Educations
  • Department of Foresight and Innovation Policies
  • Department of Academia-Industry Collaboration and Science Park Affairs

Offices

  • Department of General Affairs
  • Department of Personnel
  • Department of Budget, Accounting and Statistics
  • Department of Government Ethics
  • Department of Information Services
  • Legal Affairs Committee (Petitions and Appeals Committee)
  • Office of Congressional Relations

Bureau and Agencies

List of Ministers

Political Party:   Kuomintang   Non-partisan/ unknown

Name Term of Office Days Party Premier
Minister of the National Council on Science Development
1 Hu Shih (胡適) 1 February 1959 February 1962 Independent Chen Cheng II
2 Wang Shijie (王世杰) May 1962 August 1967 Chen Cheng II
Yen Chia-kan
Minister of the National Science Council
1 Wu Ta-You (吳大猷) August 1967 June 1973 Yen Chia-kan
Chiang Ching-kuo
2 Shu Shien-Siu (徐賢修) June 1973 March 1981 Chiang Ching-kuo
Sun Yun-suan
3 Chang Ming-che (張明哲) March 1981 31 May 1984 Sun Yun-suan
4 Chen Li-an (陳履安) 1 June 1984 21 July 1988 1511 Kuomintang Sun Yun-suan
Yu Kuo-hua
5 Hsia Han-ming (夏漢民) 22 July 1988 26 February 1993 1680 Yu Kuo-hua
Lee Huan
Hau Pei-tsun
Lien Chan
6 Kuo Nan-hong [zh] (郭南宏) 27 February 1993 10 June 1996 1199 Lien Chan
7 Liu Chao-shiuan (劉兆玄) 10 June 1996 4 February 1998 604 Kuomintang Lien Chan
Vincent Siew
8 Huang Chen-tai (黃鎮台) 5 February 1998 19 May 2000 834 Kuomintang Vincent Siew
9 Weng Cheng-yi [zh] (翁政義) 20 May 2000 6 March 2001 291 Vincent Siew
10 Wei Che-he [zh] (魏哲和) 7 March 2001 19 May 2004 1169 Chang Chun-hsiung I
Yu Shyi-kun
11 Maw-Kuen Wu (吳茂昆) 20 May 2004 24 January 2006 614 Yu Shyi-kun
Frank Hsieh
12 Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) 25 January 2006 19 May 2008 845 Independent Su Tseng-chang
Chang Chun-hsiung II
13 Louis Lee (李羅權) 20 May 2008 5 February 2011 991 Liu Chao-shiuan
Wu Den-yih
14 Cyrus Chu (朱敬一) 6 February 2011 2 March 2014 1120 Wu Den-yih
Sean Chen
Jiang Yi-huah
Minister of Science and Technology (since 3 March 2014)
1 Chang San-cheng (張善政) 3 March 2014 8 December 2014 280 Independent Jiang Yi-huah
Lin Yi-bing (林一平) 8 December 2014 23 January 2015 46 Mao Chi-kuo
2 Shyu Jyuo-min (徐爵民) 24 January 2015 19 May 2016 481 Mao Chi-kuo
Chang San-cheng
3 Yang Hung-duen (楊弘敦) 20 May 2016 7 February 2017 263 Lin Chuan
4 Chen Liang-gee (陳良基) 8 February 2017 Incumbent 644 Lin Chuan
William Lai

Budget

The 2014 budget for MOST is NT$44.043 billion, in which 79.6% is dedicated for support for academic research, 12.5% for promotion of national science and technology development and 7.9% for development of science parks.[4]

transportation

The MOST building is accessible within walking distance South West from Technology Building Station of the Taipei Metro.

See also

References

  1. ^ http://belmontforum.org/belmont-forum-members
  2. ^ "Premier picks new ministers in reshuffle". Taipei Times. 2014-04-30. Retrieved 2014-05-07.
  3. ^ "Science, EPA ministers take posts". Taipei Times. 2014-04-30. Retrieved 2014-05-07.
  4. ^ https://www.most.gov.tw/most_ebook/2014/en/#6/z

External links

  • Science & Technology Policy Research and Information Center (STPI)

Coordinates: 25°01′29″N 121°32′32″E / 25.0247°N 121.5422°E / 25.0247; 121.5422

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