Academia Sinica has established the Taiwan International Graduate Program (TIGP) in collaboration with a consortium of the key national research universities in Taiwan. The purpose of the program is to develop the talent pool in those modern multidisciplinary fields that are important in the future economical and social development of Taiwan and to enhance the innovative potential and academic standards of research in these and related fields.
TIGP will offer Ph.D. programs only in selected disciplines agreed upon between Academia Sinica and the national research universities. It is the intent of the Program to offer Ph.D. degree programs only in inter-disciplinary areas in physical sciences, applied sciences, engineering, biological and agricultural sciences, health and medical sciences, and humanities and social sciences.
Academia Sinica will assume principal oversight of the academic options of the Program. It will provide the intellectual leadership, the physical facilities, and the research resources. Qualified and interested faculty members of the participating national research universities are invited to join the Program as affiliated faculty, and participate in teaching, supervision of research, and mentoring of the international graduate students.