The Plan for Developing Technological University Paradigms
The purpose of The Plan for Developing Technological University Paradigms is to clearly orient TVE higher education institutions with cultivating professionals and industry-academic cooperation and innovation R&D squarely at the center. The TVE higher education institutions shall focus on the industry-academic cooperative R&D, ﬁrmly embedding fundamental technologies and adding values through technology transfers; the teaching goals should promote teaching practical skills to increase student implementation capabilities and competitiveness. These are extremely important in driving the reforms of TVE structure and systems as well as to return the original intent and features of technological and vocational education to TVE higher education institutions. The project began its trial in 2012 with the selection (with ﬁnancial grants provided) of six institutions to be developed into science and technology university paradigms; two universities will also establish Industry-Academic R&D centers. The universities who receive grants should focus on the application technology and human resource needs of domestic industries, and to integrate resources in teaching, intellectual property, and other industry-related resources in the region, and each university establishs its innovation development centers in accordance to its own distinctive characteristics; thus becoming the driving force behind the development of feature industries of Taiwan.