Working Plan
[Prof.Dr.Soo-Jin Park,Prof.Dr.Jae-Yeol Yee and Prof.Dr.Jung-Jae Park Visit to RSPRC]
Dr.Soo-Jin Park,Professor of Department of Geography in Seoul National University;Dr.Jae-Yeol Yee, Professor of Department of Sociology in Seoul National University and Dr.Jung-Jae Park, Professor of Department of Geography in Seoul National University. They visited RSPRC on February fifth 2018 and they had a pleasant conversation with driector Kuei-Tien Chou and members of RSPRC.
[ New Publication ]
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.

Working Plan

Providing a trans-boundary communication platform: drawing on our expansive network, our Centre holds regular gatherings of a range of stakeholders (from researchers and policy-makers to activists and NGO representatives). They share experiences and knowledge of their working areas. The aim of the meeting is to come up with practical recommendations in time when major risk event and controversy erupt. We offer a diversity of formats including public lectures, salons and citizens academy.
Cultivating international exchange, in particular among young scholars. We frequently hold international workshops and invite researchers from other societal context with the aim to stimulate research quality. Recently, we have signed a collaboration agreement with University of Hong Kong and the City University of Hong Kong, enabling a student exchange scheme. From that year, students from Hong Kong arrive at our centre to conduct summer projects. Recently, we plan to broaden the basis of exchange students, extending the lists from Hong Kong to Chinese University of Hong Kong, Macao Polytechnic Institute.
Stimulating social impact and innovation: we use our international exposure and diverse inputs to bring more practical and true impact to Taiwanese society. We publish on the major social issues and translating academic discussion, language to the language can be understood by government, industry, and the general public by general public. Our outputs include working papers, outreach sessions and a regularly updated website.

Research Topics
(1)Risk Society
    Risk perception and management, environmental justice,technology governance,global cross border risk.

(2)Climate change and energy transition:
    Air pollution, energy transformation.

(3)Low carbon innovation and Green Economy:
    Green economy, low carbon city.

(4)Food security:
    Food scandals, food contamination and trans-dimensional risk.

(5)New social risk:
    Declining birthrate and ageing population , tax and social distribution, trade liberalization and risk allocation.

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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