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Ministry of Science and Technology (Taiwan)

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]

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
Formed1 February 1959 (as National Council on Science Development)
3 February 2014 (as MOST)
JurisdictionTaiwan
HeadquartersDa'an, Taipei
Ministers responsible
Parent agencyExecutive Yuan
Websitewww.most.gov.tw
Ministry of Science and Technology

Contents

HistoryEdit

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 structureEdit

 
Hsinchu Science Park Bureau
 
Central Taiwan Science Park Bureau

DepartmentsEdit

  • 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

OfficesEdit

  • 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 AgenciesEdit

List of MinistersEdit

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 I
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 892 Lin Chuan
William Lai
Su Tseng-chang II

BudgetEdit

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]

transportationEdit

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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 linksEdit