Our Vision and Mission
[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.
[ 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.
【2017 The Workshop on Social Impact Assessment】
The Workshop was hosted by RSPRC on January 11, 2017. Dr. David Ip, Professor Emeritus from Hong Kong Polytechnic University and University of Queensland, was invited to give a talk introducing some key issues and sharing his thoughts on the international theory and framework of social impact assessment.
[Prof. Moura Quayle's Visit to RSPRC]
Prof. Moura Quayle (Strategic Design with the Sauder School of Business and Director of the Liu Institute for Global Issues at University of British Columbia) participated the 2nd Challengers’ Meetup on October 27, 2016 at NTU. She then had a meeting with some of our RSPRC fellows discussing issues of the current difficulties of energy transition in Canada and Taiwan.
[Prof. Dr. Timo Busch's Visit to RSPRC]
Prof. Dr. Susanne Rupp, the Vice President of Universität Hamburg, led a group of faculty members participating “2016 NTU-UHH Matchmaking Workshop”at NTU. Prof. Dr. Kuei-Tien Chou, the director of RSPRC, accompanied with Prof. Dr. Timo Buschto visit the RSPRC office after the forum on 12th of December, 2016.
[2016 International Conference of Social Welfare Politics in Chinese Societies]
The conference was held by RSPRC on 15th of Nov, 2016. The main theme of this year's conference was "New Risk and New Social Policy: Horizon among Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong."
[Academic Exchange Activity] Prof. Dr. Fumiko Kasuga and Prof. Dr. Bach Tan Sinh Visiting to RSPRC
Prof. Dr. Fumiko Kasuga (Section Chief, National Institute of Health Sciences, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan) and Prof. Dr. Bach Tan Sinh (Acting Director of the Research Centre of S&T Policy, National Institute for Science and Technology Policy and Strategic Studies, Vietnam) visited RSPRC on 24th of November, 2016.
[2016 The Workshop on Energy Transition in East-Asia]
The workshop was hosted by RSPRC and Graduate Institute of National Development, NTU, on 10th and 11th of August,2016. Main topics of this workshop include the structural change in energy systems, the energy shift trends after Fukushima disaster, the decentralising renewable energy and the condition of energy policy.

Our Vision and Mission

  In an ever-changing world with of globalized risks, Taiwanese society faces a wide-range of major, interrelated issues. These include: climate change and the energy transition, green economy and low carbon innovation, food scandals, risk perception and trans-dimensional risk (i.e. risk of emerging technologies and of financial crisis) as well as new social risk (social inequality, aging and shrinking population, migrant integration). Our expertise in social, technological and environmental policies lie at the heart of these issues.. These issues need to be understood in a systemic way and require a practice-focused research approach.
  The new kinds of risk emerging from a globalized world cross institutional boundaries. With this in mind, our ambition is to bridge the traditional separation of society and academia and attract young, bright minds to this task.

Please see our other sections for specific examples of our approach and our work.

(Working Plan)

  RSPRC sets its course to work as an essential platform of bridging the broader public and the excellent research expertise for Taiwanese society. The working of RSPRC is to bring all different kinds knowledges together, including the theoretical inspiration, the history and experience of social practice, the expertise in administration area and most important, the reflection of current situation of governance. Interdisciplinary study is located at the core of our agenda, reflecting the blurred boundary of contemporary risk challenges. Facing all the challenges and its formidable potential consequences, the public has the right to know the reasoning and process of agenda-setting, implementation and evaluation in policy-making process. RSPRC wants to take the public approach of risk study, to facilitate the analysis, accumulation and reflection of risk governance in Taiwanese society. Being a platform of open and deliberative discussion and negotiation, our goals is to make politics and society informed, knowledgeable and accountable.

 

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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