GLOBAL STUDIES IN TAIWAN
Globalization has changed the landscape of the world, flourishing the longest economic prosperity across national boundaries. However, such strong connections of world people also widen the economic and health disparities and multiplies challenges ever emerging before, such as migration, climate change, financial crises and global pandemic. What are the roles of public institutions in such an intensified interdependence? How can public policies help foster prosperity and equality? What are the positive and negative consequences of this highly connected world?
Our mission is to create an environment for young talent around the world to study together, live together, and learn the global challenges together. This is the first program in Taiwan that provides a forward-looking strategy for global studies. Built on the four core concepts: interdisciplinary approach, citizenship, sustainability and intelligibility, we offer issue-oriented, comprehensive training in the fields of social science, legal studies, information, and data science from diverse but interrelated perspectives.
The program includes three fields of specializations: Asian Society and Sustainable Development, Global Governance and Sustainable Development, and Global Technology and Innovation Management. Students complete in the first two years the basic training in principal methods and theories. In the third and fourth year, students choose two of the three specializations by following different optional courses ranging from risk management, disaster mitigation, evidence-based policies as well as proactive measures for sustainable development.
All students are eligible to pursue double major and/or minor degrees in other faculties.
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One Program, Three Specializations
New Asian Value and Development Model – Asian Society and Sustainable Development (AS)
Asia contains some of the largest economies with a majority of newly industrialized countries. There are new areas of demand calling for a more inclusive and innovative perspective beyond conventional theories, rationales, mechanisms and institutes of global governance in Asia. Establishing a bottom-up approach to reach a consensus to address the crises promptly presents a major challenge for all in the new era of globalization.
Democracy and Citizenship – Global Governance and Sustainable Development (GGSD)
Globalization increases flows of people, investments, goods and information. With the growing interdependence of the world’s populations, unprecedented challenges emerge, often unmanageable without joint efforts. It is urgent to develop the capability to comprehend the problems and reduce the risks by emphasizing on participation, equality, transparency, responsiveness and accountability.
Age of AI and Big Data – Global Technology and Innovation Management (GTIM)
In the technological and entrepreneurial ecosystem of Asia and across the globe, responsible decisions are based upon data processing and analytics. Data science contributes significantly to problem solving and crisis prevention. It is a science that continuously innovates itself and renews other disciplines, and is highly applied nowadays in public, private, and voluntary sectors.
From Curriculum to Career Readiness
Our curriculum is designed for the promotion of interdisciplinary, transnational and multicultural career perspectives. Contemporary public or private agencies search eagerly for multilingual young talent connected with IT technologies and emerging issues at the global level and Asian perspectives, for their capability to integrate various information, proceed huge amount of data, analyze efficiently with theory and come to a constructive conclusion. This is how we manage global pandemic, carbon emissions or migration nowadays. Now the future is yours!
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