Hakka Affairs Council and the College Sign Memorandum of Cooperation to Construct a Cooperation Platform for Promoting Hakka Studies

  • 2015-03-04

Hakka Affairs Council and the College Sign Memorandum of Cooperation to Construct a Cooperation Platform for Promoting Hakka Studies
 
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In order to consolidate the research findings of each Hakka academic institution and to promote better contact and communication between the Hakka Affairs Administration and the colleges and universities, on the 4th March the Hakka Affairs Council’s Minister, Ching-Chung Liu, signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the three major Hakka Studies hubs in the country, including National Central University, National Chiao Tong University and National United University. This is to jointly construct a platform for resource exchange and policy advocacy, in the hope that it would establish a foundation for the sustainable development of government and academia cooperation, division of labor and Hakka policy establishment.
 
During his speech, Minister Liu indicated that the construction of this cooperation platformn could consolidate the Hakka Studies research   of each university. Not only can the researchers share research material, moreover, they can also utilize the government and academic cooperation method to conduct the promotion, application and archiving of the related research results, turning the knowledge into concrete actions. In the future, through the inter-ministry consolidation, Hakka Studies and research can shine through localization and globalization, solidifying Taiwan’s position as the Global Hakka Academic Research Center.
 
Minister Liu further points out that the establishment of Hakka policies also requires Hakka Studies research as the foundation, through Hakka language, culture, political economy and industry related research, as well as the feedback and recommendations from the academic institutions. Hakka policy’s establishment can be in better touch with the needs of the Hakka public, so that the Hakka affair promotion can maintain sustainable development.
 
The Signing Ceremony for the Memorandum of Cooperation on the 4th includes the joint signing by Minister Liu, Dean Wei Sun from the College of Hakka Studies at the National Central University, , Dean Wei-An Chang from the College of Hakka Studies at NCTU, and Dean Rui-Ming Chao from the College of Hakka Studies at the National United University, . In the future, the division of labor between the Universities will be conducted based on each University’s research expertise and characteristics. Moreover, they will hold regular communication meetings to discuss Hakka academic development issues, to establish a government-academia cooperation mechanism. The three Deans in attendance not only say that they will continue to promote Hakka academic research; they also hope that the Hakka research results can be more broadly applied, in order to promote Taiwan to become the Global Center for Hakka Academic Research.