New agreement fosters Canada-Taiwan research collaboration

Taipei, Taiwan — For the first time, Mitacs and the National Applied Research Laboratories of Taiwan (NARLabs) are announcing a three-year agreement that aims to cultivate talent by creating opportunities for international research collaborations for Canadian and Taiwanese students and postdoctoral fellows.

Through Mitacs’s competitive program Globalink Research Internship, up to 30 senior undergraduate students from eligible Taiwan academic institutions will fly to Canada to spend 12 weeks on a research project in their area of interest. Participants work under the supervision of a professor in the host institution and have the opportunity to take part in professional development training.

The new agreement also creates opportunities for research and development mobility exchange through the Globalink Research Award program. Up to 30 senior undergraduate, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows from each country will have a chance to work on advance research projects abroad for 12 to 24 weeks.

The agreement was signed during the celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the Canada-Taiwan cooperation. The date marks the long-standing partnership between Canada’s National Research Council and Taiwan’s National Science and Technology Council.


“I’m delighted to be in Taipei today signing this important agreement with NARLabs. This partnership will strengthen even further the long-standing relationship between Canada and Taiwan, and will advance key priority sectors for both countries such as the semiconductor industry. I’m confident that this collaboration will also contribute to developing the high-calibre talent that will become tomorrow’s innovators.”

Dr. John Hepburn, Mitacs, CEO

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Mitacs empowers Canadian innovation through effective partnerships that deliver solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. Mitacs assists organizations in reaching their goals, funds cutting-edge innovation, and creates job opportunities for students and postdocs.  

A not-for-profit organization, Mitacs is funded by the Government of Canada, the Government of Alberta, the Government of British Columbia, Research Manitoba, the Government of New Brunswick, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Government of Nova Scotia, the Government of Ontario, Innovation PEI, the Government of Quebec, the Government of Saskatchewan, and the Government of Yukon.  

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