Working Plan
[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.

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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