CNRS Cooperation with Taiwan

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THE COOPERATION BETWEEN CNRS AND TAIWAN IS ONE OF THE MOST DYNAMIC OF THE REGION.

 

Taiwan is one of Asia’s main research players, with 35,000 publications a year. This is strongly supported by its public policies, as exemplified by Taiwan being for years among the world top five countries for the intensity of its research (Gross Domestic Expenditure on Research and Development as a percentage of the GDP).

Taiwanese institutions have consistently been key partners for CNRS. This cooperation has been producing outstanding research, as the copublications with Taiwan show one of the world best impact factor during 2010-2019 for CNRS (Category Normalized Citation Impact data).

The creation of four new collaborative projects (three International Research Projects and one International Research Network) between Taiwan and CNRS in 2021 shows the willingness of CNRS to further develop its scientific cooperation with this country.

KEY FIGURES ABOUT CNRS COOPERATION WITH TAIWAN

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8 STRUCTURED COOPERATIONS WITH TAIWAN

Branch of an International Research Laboratory (IRL)

International Research Projects (IRP)

International Research Networks (IRN)

International Emerging Actions (IEA)

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548 CO-PUBLICATIONS BETWEEN CNRS AND TAIWAN IN 2019

54% of Taiwan’s co-publications with France

Top 10 areas of research between CNRS and Taiwan, by number of co-publications, between 2015 and 2019.

Top 10 areas of research for CNRS and Taiwan,
by number of co-publications, in 2015-2019.
Source: Clarivate’s Web of Science and InCites

Top 10 CNRS partners in Taiwan, by number of co-publications, between 2015 and 2019.

Top 10 CNRS partners in Taiwan,
by number of co-publications, in 2015-2019.
Source: Clarivate’s Web of Science and InCites

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160 VISITS

of researchers organized by CNRS in Taiwan in 2019

Number of visits organized by CNRS in Taiwan between 2010 and 2019.

Number of visits organized in Taiwan by CNRS from 2010 to 2019 (rounded numbers).

Number of visits organized by CNRS researchers in Taiwan in 2019, by field of research.

Number of visits by field of research in 2019.

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50 TAIWANESE PHD STUDENTS

studying in France in 2018
(source: Campus France)

CNRS INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS IN TAIWAN

STRUCTURED COOPERATION BETWEEN CNRS AND TAIWAN

1 BRANCH OF AN INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH LABORATORY (IRL)

BRANCH IN TAIPEI OF THE IRL CEFC

French Center for Research on Contemporary China

Director of the IRL CEFC: Pierre MIEGE
Director of Taipei Branch: Nathanel AMAR
Taiwanese partner: Taipei Branch hosted by the Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences (ACADEMIA SINICA)
Research topics: Taiwan’s domestic politics, Social  and environmental movements, History and memory, Cultural and artistic representations, Cross-strait relations
Partnering institutions: CNRS/INSHS (Humanities and Social Sciences), French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Academia Sinica
Website: http://www.cefc.com.hk

3 INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH PROJECTS (IRP)

Biomaterials

Ultra-nanostructured and Stretchable Biomaterials for the Conception of Bioelectronic Devices

Taiwanese leader: Wen-Chang CHEN, National Taiwan University, Taipei
French leader: Redouane BORSALI, UPR5301 Centre de recherches sur les macromolécules végétales (CERMAV), Grenoble
CNRS Institute: INC (Chemistry)
Topics: Biomaterials, Glycopolymers self-assembly, Highly nanostructured thin films, Glyco-nanoparticles, Biomaterial-based stretchable bioelectronic devices

RACeS

Robotic Assisted System for Safe Cervical Surgery

Taiwanese leader: Térence ESSOMBA, National Central University
Other Taiwanese partner: Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
French leader: Med Amine LARIBI, UPR3346 Institut PPRIME
CNRS Institute: INSIS (Engineering and Systems Sciences)
Other French partner: ABS Lab, Université de Poitiers
Topics: Medical robotics, Collaborative robotics, Spine surgery, Compliance, Haptic interface, Safety, Cervical Surgery, Augmented reality, Teleoperation, Comanipulation
Website: https://irp-races.prd.fr/

 

 

 

G2E

From Geodynamics to Extreme Events

Taiwanese leaders: Jing-Yi LIN, National Central University, and Ya-Ju HSU, Academia Sinica
Other Taiwanese partners: Academia Sinica, National Taiwan University, National Cheng Kung University, National Taipei University of Technology, Chinese Culture University, National Chung-Cheng University, National Taiwan Ocean University, National Donghua University, National Sun Yat-Sen University
French leaders: Frédéric MOUTHEREAU, UMR5563 Géosciences Environnement Toulouse (GET), and Georgui RATZOV, UMR7329 Géoazur, Nice
Other French partners: CEREGE, ISTEP, EPOC, LGO, ISTERRE, IGE, LOG, GM, IPGP, GEOPS, LFCR, CEFREM, GR, EDYTEM, IPGS, IRAP, GEC, LAREG, MATIS
CNRS Institute: INSU (Earth Sciences and Astronomy)
Topics: Geosciences, Geology, Geophysics, Paleoclimate, Natural hazards

2 INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH NETWORKS (IRN)

ReaDiNet

Reaction-Diffusion Network

Taiwanese leader: Jong-Sheng GUO, National Center for Theoretical Science
Other Taiwanese partner: Tamkang University
French leader: Thomas GILETTI, UMR7502 Institut Elie Cartan de Lorraine (IECL)
CNRS Institute: INSMI (Mathematical Sciences)
Other French partners: LJAD, CEREMADE
Other countries involved: Japan, South Korea
Topics: Mathematics applied to life science, in particular (a) Modelization of biological phenomenons (b) Analysis of non-linear partial differential equations (PDE) and determinist dynamical systems (c) Probability theory and stochastic processes
Website: http://readinet.iecl.univ-lorraine.fr/index.html

IONIC

France-Taiwan Initiative for iON channels and TherapeutICs

Taiwanese leader: Chih-Cheng CHEN, Academia Sinica
Other Taiwanese partner: National Yang-Ming University
French leader: Emmanuel DEVAL, UMR7275 Institut de Pharmacologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire (IPMC)
Other French partner: IGF
CNRS Institute: INSB (Biology)
Topics: Ionic channels, Physiology, Physiopathology, Mechanosensitivity