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Energy Transition in East Asia
[ East Asia Energy Transformation Forum: Challenges and Prospects for Energy Transformation in Taiwan, Japan and South Korea ]
The Forum was held by RSPRC on 19 of Oct. The forum invited the following speakers: Professor Koichi HASEGAWA, from Tohoku University in Japan, also the author of "Post-Nuclear Society," Professor Sun-Jin YUN from Seoul National University, who helps to drive the policy for next nuclear power plant in Seoul, and Professor Dowan KU, Director of Environment and Society Research Institute in Korea.
[ 2017 Social Assessment Impact Lecture Series ]
The lecture was held by RSPRC on 26 of Oct,2017. Prof. dr. F.M.D. (Frank) Vanclay who is a well-known specialist of social assessment impact from University of Groningen, was invited to the lecture.
[ Prof. Dr. Hans Peter Peters Visit to RSPRC ]
Prof. Dr. Hans Peter Peters is the social scientist of Forschungszentrum Juelich and the Adjunct Professor of Freie Universität Berlin. He has long studied the formation of the scientific environment and public opinion in the media communication. He has as well as focused on the interaction between journalists and scientists and the impact of scientific knowledge on the public. Prof. Peters is a well-known German science communication specialist!
[ National Science Foundation Partnerships for International Research and Education(PIRE)'s Visit to RSPRC]
Prof. Everette Joseph and Prof. Terri Adams and other fellows of PIRE visited RSPRC on 22th March, 2017. They participated a forum held by RSPRC and Graduate Institute of National Development, NTU, that focus on climate change and disaster prevention.
[ Prof. Dr. Ortwin Renn's Visit to RSPRC ]
Prof. Dr. Ortwin Renn, Scientific Director of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam, Germany, participated the First International KLASICA Case Study Symposium at NTU. Prof. Dr. Kuei-Tien Chou, the director of RSPRC, with his colleagues, accompanied with Pro. Dr. Renn to visit the RSPRC office after the forum on 21th of November, 2016.
[ Ms. Bärbel Höhn's Visit to RSPRC ]
Ms. Bärbel Höhn, Chairperson of German Federal Diet, visited RSPRC on June 29th 2016. Ms. Bärbel Höhn later participated the "German Experience in Energy-Transition and Nuclear Waste Disposal Discussion Forum", in which she shared views on the issues related to climate change policy, energy transition and nuclear waste management.

History

History 

    The Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) was created under the National Taiwan University Faculty of Social Sciences in July 2006. The first Director General was Professor Lih-rong Wong. She made possible the difficult early stages of launch and establishment of a new research centre. 

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Our Vision and Mission

Our mission is to reflect on local concerns and inform Taiwanese Society.

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Working Plan

 

Our activity areas
RSPRC breaks down the segregation of academic research, public policy and citizen’s participation. Delivering real policy impact from thorough research is our ultimate objective. This objective translates into the following three activity areas:

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Organizational Structure

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According to the Rule of Establishment of Risk Society and Policy Research Centre passed in 2015. The structure of our organization is devised as follow:

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About RSPRC

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  The Risk Society and Policy Research Center (RSPRC) is an integrated platform for transdisciplinary sharing of ideas, knowledge and practical actions. Going beyond established boundaries among academics, practitioners and policymakers, we intend to conduct extensive but in-depth discussions of important risk issues and raise social awareness.

  In the face of climate change, air pollution, energy transition and other emerging risks, the general public have the right to know the formation of various risks and their impacts, which will provide the basis for effective public engagement in relevant policymaking, implementation and assessment.

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Center Statement

What's New

2017 Working Paper
Towards the Road to Energy Transformation
Sociology of Climate Change: A Review of High Carbon Society and Its Transformation Challenges

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