Volume 10 Issue 6 - September 11, 2009
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Research Express@NCKU Sep. 11 ~ Sep. 17, 2009

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NCKU Opportunity
  1. Advanced Training Workshop on Southeast Asia Regional Climate Change and Health Issues-As Part of Capacity Building Program for Southeast Asia Regional Committee for START (SARCS)
    Date: November 12-21, 2009
    Organizers:
    SARCS Secretariat
    National Cheng Kung University (NCKU)

    Sponsor:
    National Science Council, Taiwan

    Introduction:
    Climate change is a significant and emerging threat to public health. The world’s climate is showing signs of a shift, becoming warmer, with more precipitation and weather extremes. Potential effects of this climate change are likely to include more variable weather, stronger and longer heat waves, more frequent heavy precipitation events, more frequent and severe droughts, extreme weather events such as flooding and tropical cyclones, rises in sea level, and increased air pollution. Other effects may result from ecosystem shifting and disruption.
    For more information about the workshop, please refer to the following link: http://conf.ncku.edu.tw/sarcs2009

    Shall you have any inquiry regarding this event, please contact:
    Ms. Emily Tsai
    National Cheng Kung University
    No. 1, University Rd., 70101 Tainan, Taiwan
    Tel.: 886-6-275-7575 ext.50953
    Fax: 886-6-208-5608
    Email: z9806082@email.ncku.edu.tw

    One of the chief organizers,
    Dr. Sung: d91841001@ntu.edu.tw
    SARCS Secretariat: sarcs@sarcs.org.tw
  2. 2010 The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars
    The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars is an independent, nonprofit organization serving hundreds of colleges and universities in the UnitedStates and other countries by providing selected students challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C. for academic credit. The largest program of its kind, The Washington Center has 70 full-time staff and over 40,000 alumni, many of whom are in leadership positions in the public, private and nonprofit sectors in the United States and around the world.

    Whether you are a prospective student, represent a college or university or a potential placement site, or are interested in providing financial support, you will find most of the information you need in one of the sections of this site. For further information, please feel free to call The Washington Center toll-free at 1-800-486-8921 (locally 202-238-7900) or email us at info@twc.edu

    For more detail, please go to http://www.twc.edu/about_TWC.shtml
Opportunities from NSC
  1. Elite Project
    The reason that the NSC uses the name “Po Lo” for ” Elite Project”in English to designate the program is highly symbolic. Elites were a legendary figure who is well-known for his abilities to spot and recognize “horses of one thousand miles” (excellent horses that can run far and fast). The Elite Project is meant to recognize and recruit Taiwan’s “best and the brightest” abroad who are capable of transferring new technologies to Taiwan’s industries. On the other hand, those who are invited back to Taiwan would hope to meet the Po Los who can recognize and appreciate their forte and expertise.

    The project recruits primarily through the NSC’s Science-technology Division attached to Taiwan’s official mission overseas (usually under the name of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office), which identifies and recommends the potential candidates to apply. The evaluation committee set up by NARL would then screen and select the applicants. Overseas senior professionals specialized in the following key fields are given precedence by the recruitment office.1) Basic sciences, 2) biomedical science and technology, 3) image displays, 4) digital contents,5) information and communication technology, 6) semiconductors, 7) energy science and technology, 8) environmental science, oceanography and natural disasters, 9) nano and advanced material science and technology, 10) key service industries, 11) international law and politics, and 12) humanities and arts.

    The Project invites 20-25 elite professionals annually and pays for their round-trip airfare and perdiem expenses for a duration ranging from one to three months. The NARL helps set up their visits to local agencies. Through their lectures, seminars, short-term courses or joint research endeavors, the invitees can thus demonstrate their expertise and speciality, and share their experience in problem solving and managerial know how with the local audiences. Such kinds of interactions facilitate possible follow-up collaboration between the invitees and local organizations.

    For more information, please visit: http://elite.narl.org.tw/clientQueryAction.do?method=queryIntro&type=1
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