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Ministry of Science and Technology (Taiwan)

Ministry of Science and Technology

科技部
Kējìbù
Agency overview
Formed 1 February 1959 (as National Science Council)
3 February 2014 (as MOST)
Jurisdiction  Republic of China
Headquarters Da'an, Taipei
Minister responsible Lin Yi-bing, Minister (acting)
Parent agency Executive Yuan
Website www.most.gov.tw
Ministry of Science and Technology

The Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of China (MOST; Chinese: 中華民國科技部; pinyin: Zhōnghuá Mínguó Kējìbù) is the main governmental promotion and funding body of the Republic of China for science research in Taiwan.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Organizational structure 2
    • Departments 2.1
    • Offices 2.2
    • Bureau and Agencies 2.3
  • Ministers 3
    • National Science Council 3.1
    • Ministry of Science and Technology 3.2
  • Budget 4
  • Transportation 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

History

The MOST was originally established as the National Science Council (NSC; Chinese: 國家科學委員會; pinyin: Guójiā Kēxué Wěiyuánhuì) on 1 February 1959. The NSC became the Ministry of Science and Technology on 3 February 2014.[1][2]

Organizational structure

Hsinchu Science Park Bureau
Central Taiwan Science Park Bureau

Departments

  • Department of Planning
  • Department of Natural Sciences and Sustainable Development
  • Department of Engineering and Technologies
  • Department of Life Sciences
  • Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department of International Cooperation and Science Educations
  • Department of Foresight and Innovation Policies
  • Department of Academia-Industry Collaboration and Science Park Affairs

Offices

  • Department of General Affairs
  • Department of Personnel
  • Department of Budget, Accounting and Statistics
  • Department of Government Ethics
  • Department of Information Services
  • Legal Affairs Committee (Petitions and Appeals Committee)
  • Office of Congressional Relations

Bureau and Agencies

Ministers

National Science Council

Ministry of Science and Technology

Budget

The 2014 budget for MOST is NT$44.043 billion, in which 79.6% is dedicated for support for academic research, 12.5% for promotion of national science and technology development and 7.9% for development of science parks.[3]

Transportation

The MOST building is accessible within walking distance South West from Technology Building Station of the Taipei Metro.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Premier picks new ministers in reshuffle". Taipei Times. 2014-04-30. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  2. ^ "Science, EPA ministers take posts". Taipei Times. 2014-04-30. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  3. ^ http://www.most.gov.tw/most_ebook/2014/en/#6/z

External links

  • National Science Council (Chinese (Taiwan))
  • Science & Technology Policy Research and Information Center (STPI)
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