2019/03 Grand Opening of the Environmental Change Sciences and Technology Innovation Center Ties Taiwan with Sri Lanka
Under the support of Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU) collaborated with the University of Sri Jayewardenepura (USJP) to establish the Taiwan and Sri Lanka Environmental Change Sciences and Technology Innovation Center (TS/ECSTIC). The Grand Opening Ceremony was at USJP, Sri Lanka on February 25th, 2019. Prof. Mitch Chou, Vice President for Research and Development of NSYSU led 11 delegates to the opening ceremony. Ambassador Chung-kwang Tien, Representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in India, was invited to attend the ceremony. The event was a great success that the collaborations of the two universities promoted to an international level and it further built a tie between Taiwan and Sri Lank.
Delegates from NSYSU and TECC in India
Mitch Chou remarked that Taiwan and Sri Lanka were island countries, having similar geographical features, one was located in the subtropical west Pacific and the other was by the tropical India Ocean. They both faced common challenges of global warming, ocean acidification, and environmental changes. Both countries also had abundant marine and plant bio-resources. Through the joint center, they would administer research on the comparison of the differentiation about marine ecosystems, plant ecology, and bio-resources. They expected the outcome would be a better understanding of the global scenarios such as global warming and anthropogenic impacts in the regions of subtropical and tropical belts.
Honorable Guests Witness the Establishment of Taiwan and Sri Lanka Environmental Change Sciences and Technology Innovation Center