Ministry of Science and Technology (Taiwan)

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Ministry of Science and Technology
科技部
Kējìbù
MOST LOGO.svg
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
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.

History[edit]

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

Departments[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • 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]

List of Ministers[edit]

Yang Hung-duen, the incumbent Minister of Science and Technology

Political Party:       Kuomintang       Non-partisan/ unknown

Name Term of Office Days Party Premier
Minister of the National Council on Science Development
1 Hu Shih (胡適) 1 February 1959 February 1962 Independent Chen Cheng II
2 Wang Shijie (王世杰) May 1962 August 1967 Chen Cheng II
Yen Chia-kan
Minister of the National Science Council
1 Ta-You Wu (吳大猷) August 1967 June 1973 Yen Chia-kan
Chiang Ching-kuo
2 Shu Shien-Siu (徐賢修) June 1973 March 1981 Chiang Ching-kuo
Sun Yun-suan
3 Chang Ming-che (張明哲) March 1981 31 May 1984 Sun Yun-suan
4 Chen Li-an (陳履安) 1 June 1984 21 July 1988 1511 Kuomintang Sun Yun-suan
Yu Kuo-hua
5 Hsia Han-ming (夏漢民) 22 July 1988 26 February 1993 1680 Yu Kuo-hua
Lee Huan
Hau Pei-tsun
Lien Chan
6 Kuo Nan-hong (zh) (郭南宏) 27 February 1993 10 June 1996 1199 Lien Chan
7 Liu Chao-shiuan (劉兆玄) 10 June 1996 4 February 1998 604 Kuomintang Lien Chan
Vincent Siew
8 Huang Chen-tai (zh) (黃鎮台) 5 February 1998 19 May 2000 834 Kuomintang Vincent Siew
9 Weng Cheng-yi (zh) (翁政義) 20 May 2000 6 March 2001 291 Vincent Siew
10 Wei Che-he (zh) (魏哲和) 7 March 2001 19 May 2004 1169 Chang Chun-hsiung I
Yu Shyi-kun
11 Maw-Kuen Wu (吳茂昆) 20 May 2004 24 January 2006 614 Yu Shyi-kun
Frank Hsieh
12 Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) 25 January 2006 19 May 2008 845 Independent Su Tseng-chang
Chang Chun-hsiung II
13 Louis Lee (李羅權) 20 May 2008 5 February 2011 991 Liu Chao-shiuan
Wu Den-yih
14 Cyrus Chu (朱敬一) 6 February 2011 2 March 2014 1120 Wu Den-yih
Sean Chen
Jiang Yi-huah
Minister of Science and Technology (since 3 March 2014)
1 Chang San-cheng (張善政) 3 March 2014 8 December 2014 280 Independent Jiang Yi-huah
Lin Yi-bing (林一平) 8 December 2014 23 January 2015 46 Mao Chi-kuo
2 Shyu Jyuo-min (徐爵民) 24 January 2015 19 May 2016 481 Mao Chi-kuo
Chang San-cheng
3 Yang Hung-duen (楊弘敦) 20 May 2016 Incumbent 67 Lin Chuan

Budget[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]

Transportation[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[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. ^ http://www.most.gov.tw/most_ebook/2014/en/#6/z

External links[edit]