The “International Master’s/ Doctoral Degree Program in Climate Change and Sustainable Development” at the College of Science, National Taiwan University, is an inter-disciplinary program which integrates both scientific and humanistic faculty members and courses within the university. IPCS is set up to raise talents with multi-disciplinary professions as well as global perspective. The degree program established in the 2016 academic year, and had successfully admitted 3 doctoral and 14 master’s degree students.
Research Fields & Facilities
IPCS has 20 faculty members from 10 departments and graduate institutes in 5 different colleges, to provide basic as well as advanced courses in the domains of natural sciences and humanities jointly, at both master’s and doctoral levels. IPCS is expected to train either future leaders in the research of cross-disciplinary climate change and sustainable development, policy makers, or practical talents. Based on their diverse academic backgrounds, students will develop abilities to carry out inter-disciplinary communication and research. Furthermore, through case studies and seminars, students are equipped with the skills to resolve issues caused by climate change, and to promote sustainable development.
Future Goals & Development
Through comprehensive and in-depth teaching strategies, IPCS leads students into understanding the core issues of climate change and sustainable development. As well as to fundamentally increase the experience and perspective of students when analyzing events and issues on climate change and sustainable development. IPCS also looks forward to develop students’ interest and passion to explore the human-environment interaction, and their active learning, data collection, dialectical, analytical, apparatus usage, and practical abilities. In addition, to overcome the biased views caused by “specialization of knowledge”, and to restore the “holistic” nature of knowledge. Eventually, IPCS fosters students into interdisciplinary experts in climate change and sustainable development by integrating global and local experience, employing scientific and humanistic wisdom, and the individual or collective interdisciplinary problem-solving skills towards complex and multifaceted issues.http://www.ipcs.ntu.edu.tw/