Ministry of Science and Technology (Taiwan)

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Ministry of Science and Technology
Agency overview
Formed 1 February 1959 (as National Science Council)
3 February 2014 (as MOST)
Jurisdiction  Republic of China
Headquarters Da'an, Taipei
Ministers responsible
Parent agency Executive Yuan
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.


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[edit]

Hsinchu Science Park Bureau
Central Taiwan Science Park Bureau


  • 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


  • 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[edit]


National Science Council[edit]

Ministry of Science and Technology[edit]


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]


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

See also[edit]


  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. ^

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