Double Degree Program

Final update: 04.2021

Outgoing Students

Home University National Tsing Hua University (NTHU)

Host University The University you originally enroll in and has a duel degree agreement with NTHU

Please contarc the coordinator for the latest information:
DRC: drc@my.nthu.edu.tw – Main contact for coordinators

Division of Global Research Collaboration, Office of Global Affairs, NTHU

 

Incoming Students

Home University The University you originally enroll in and has a duel degree agreement with NTHU

Host University National Tsing Hua University (NTHU)

DRC: drc@my.nthu.edu.tw – Main contact for coordinators
Division of Global Research Collaboration, Office of Global Affairs, NTHU

DRS: drs@my.nthu.edu.tw – Main contact for students
Division of Global Students Recruitment and Service, Office of Global Affairs, NTHU

Semester in NTHU

Fall Semester (1st Semester): September – January, Deadline of Application: around February
Spring Semester (2nd Semester): February - June, Deadline of Application: around August

 

Step

Topic

Details

1

Find Advisors

  • Find one advisor at each University

2

Plan Your Dual Degree Program

  • Confirm the rights and obligations (Stipend, Insurance, Visa…, etc.)
  • Determine the enrolling & studying semesters in NTHU
  • Registration duration requirement:
    • Master: registration with NTHU for least 1 year (2 semesters) *
    • Ph.D.: registration with NTHU for least 2 years (4 semesters) *

* registration on paper. The shortest staying duration in NTHU depends on the agreement.

3

Apply through

Home University

  • Complete the administrative and nomination procedure at Home University.

4

Apply

to NTHU

  • The Home University send the list of candidates to DRC
  • All nominations must be submitted by the student coordinator of the Home University. Students are not allowed to apply themselves.
  • Required documents:
    • 1_Application Form - Incoming
    • 2_Release of Personal Information Agreement (as attached)
    • 3_Completed Individual Candidate Agreement or related documents
    • 4_Motivation Letter
    • 5_Transcripts 
    • 6_Supporting Documents
    • The e-signature is acceptable for the documents above.
  • Deadline:
    • The Application Form has to be submitted to DRC at least 6 months before the candidate arrives NTHU physically. Candidates from China should apply 1 year before physically visiting NTHU.
    • The deadline of the Application is around Feb. and Aug. every year.
  • Acceptance
    The review will take around 1~2 months. DRC will notify the candidate the decision of NTHU.

5

Prepare for Studying aboard 

  • DRS will help the candidate for the registration with NTHU (for instance: providing required documents for Visa application, latest regulation of COVID-19, information regarding health insurance…, etc.)

6

Arrive NTHU

  • Arrival
    Students for Fall Semester have to arrive at NTHU before the mid Sep.
    Students for Spring Semester have to arrive at NTHU before Feb.
  • Registration (a health examination is required when you arrive NTHU)

 

 For Incoming & Outgoing Dual Degree Student
  Country  Name of University  Dual Degree  Note
1 Japan [NEW]
Hokkaido University
Doctor 1. Qualification: In order to be accepted to the DD program, the candidate must be admitted to doctoral studies at both Universities and enrolled in both universities as regular students. NTHU students who do not have a master's degree must pass the evaluation process of their applications for doctorate admission and receive official admission of the PhD program at NTHU in order to be accepted by HU.
2. Application: Candidates must fulfill the admission criteria and abide by all rules and regulations pertaining to their degree program as set out in the Dual Degree Agreement and the Individual Candidate Agreement (required).
3. Training: The PhD student shall meet the requirements of the doctoral training programme of both universities respectively.
4. Credit Transfer: Students shall follow the regulations of both universities and the respective departments.
5. Fees: The Double Degree Student whose home university is NTHU pays fees for the entrance examination, admission and tuition only to NTHU. HU will waive these fees mentioned above. The period of waiving tuition at HU is applicable until 6 months after graduation from
6. Diploma: NTHU and HU shall separately award the Double Degree Student an academic degree.
7. Duration of Studies: The standard duration of study and research of HU is three years. It may be extended up to six years. The minimal duration of study and research of NTHU is two years. It may be extended up to seven years.
8. Thesis: 1 (one) thesis in English is required. The DD students shall submit its abstract and defence in English. The DD students must submit his/her thesis proposal by the deadline set by each university.
9. Expiration date of the Agreements: automatically renewed every five years
2 Korea POSTECH Doctor 1. Qualification:  have completed a relevant Master Degree or PhD student studying at NTHU, or having been admitted to NTHU.
2. Application: Candidates must fulfill the admission criteria and abide by all rules and regulations pertaining to their degree program as set out in the Dual Degree Agreement and the Individual Candidate Agreement (required).
3. Training: The PhD student shall meet the requirements of the doctoral training programme of both universities respectively.
4. Credit Transfer: follow the regulations of both universities
5. Fees: pay the registration fee and tuition at their Home University and shall be exempted from paying any kind of enrolment fee, including entrance examination fee, admission fee and tuition at the Host University
6. Diploma: Each university will confer the grade of doctor for the same thesis. The conferment of the degree will follow only after completion of all degree requirements at both universities has been confirmed and shared with the partnering university. 
7. Duration of Studies: The minimum is 3 years but the total enrolment period can be extended up to seven years upon approval by both universities. Candidates whose home university is NTHU must complete 4 semesters at NTHU.
8. Thesis: One single thesis shall be submitted and defended in English language; a substantial abstract shall also be submitted in English language, and will be presented in English during the defense.
9. Expiration date of the Agreement: 07. 2030
10. Others
(1). Candidates shall provide proof of having taken out insurance policy at their Home University before leaving
3 India Indian Institute of Technology Bombay  Doctor 1. Qualification: PhD student having been admitted to NTHU or IITB.
2. Application: The PhD student shall fulfill the admission criteria of both institutions and follow the formal admission procedures of both institutions. An Individual Candidate Agreement must be signed as a requirement of application.
3. Training: Cotutelle Ph.D. Projects student who has already taken and passed courses and obtained credits in his/her home institution may apply for credit transfer. At least 1/3 of the total number of credits applied towards graduation must be taken at each university, whether it be NTHU or the overseas institution. 
4. Credit Transfer: The PhD student shall follow the regulations of both institutions regarding the suggested courses to be taken and credit transfer.
5. Fees: At Host institution, registration fee (for application) will be charged but tuition fee is waived.
6. Diploma: Two separate degree certificates shall be awarded for the one-degree by the respective partner institutions with their respective protocols/styles.
7. Duration of Studies: The Program Student shall spend a minimum of 1 (one) year and not more than 2 (two) years at the Host Institution. 
8. Thesis: The doctoral thesis shall be written in English. The (public and private) defence of the doctoral thesis (irrespective the location where this will take place) shall take place in English.
9. Expiration date of the Agreement: 01.2025
10. Others
(1). liT Bombay and NTHU will accept up to 5 number of students under the Cotutelle Ph.D. programme per year. 
(2). The defense have to follow the protocols from Home University.
(3). Supervisor and Co-Supervisor provide guidance to the Program Student, assist in the scholarly development and research progress of the Program Student, and may serve as the co-chair of Program Student's graduate committee. 
4 India [UPDATE]
  Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Doctor
 Master
【Ph D Program】

1. Qualification: PhD student having been admitted to NTHU or IITM.
2. Application: The PhD student shall fulfill the admission criteria of both institutions and follow the formal admission procedures of both institutions. 
3. Training: Scholar will satisfy the academic coursework requirements of his/her Home Institute Courses may be taken when appropriate and recommended by the DC in the Host Institute. 
4. Credit Transfer: The PhD student shall follow the regulations of both institutions regarding the suggested courses to be taken and credit transfer.
5. Fees: At Host institution, registration fee (for application) will be charged but tuition fee is waived.
6. Diploma: Two separate degree certificates shall be awarded for the one-degree by the respective partner institutions with their respective protocols/styles.
7. Duration of Studies: Ph,D. students should spellda minimum of one year at the Host Institute working under the supervision of their co-guide, and taking courses if required to do so by the DC. The minimum and maximum (if applicable) total duration of the programme will be governed by the rules of the Home Institute. 
8. Thesis: Scholars joining the Joint Degree Program will follow Home Institute regulations for monitoring their progress, submission of synopsis arid submission /evaluation of the thesis. 
9. Expiration date of the Agreement: 11.2023
10. Others
(1). Evaluation of thesis by external examiners and conducting of final viva-voce examination/defence shall follow the Home Institute's procedure. 
(2). Candidates have to be qualified of the scholarship from both Institutions.
(3). [UPDATE] There is a individual "Joint Mobility Funds" for the talented candiates.

【Master Degree Program】

1. Qualification: Master student studying at NTHU or having been admitted to NTHU or IITM.
2. Application: The PhD student shall fulfill the admission criteria of both institutions and follow the formal admission procedures of both institutions. 
3. Training: The PhD student must meet the requirements of the doctoral training programme of both institutions respectively.
4. Credit Transfer: The Joint Masters student can transfer up to two-third of eligible credits for the dual degree requirement. 
5. Fees:  At Host institution, registration fee (for application) will be charged but tuition fee is waived.
6. Diploma: The degree will be awarded at the convocation of the Home Institute. 
7. Duration of Studies: The minimum and maximum (if applicable) total duration of the program will be governed by the rules of the Home Institute. 
8. Thesis: The thesis must meet the requirements of the both institutions advisors respectively.
9. Expiration date of the Agreement: 10.2023
10. Others
(1). Candidates have to complete the program by the instruction of two Institutions.
(2). Candidates have to be admitted by two Institutions.
(3). Candidates have to be agreeded by two Institutions and advisord if he/she want to drop the prodram.
5 India [NEW]
  Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Doctor 1. Qualification: PhD student having been admitted to NTHU or IITK.
2. Application: The PhD student shall fulfill the admission criteria of both institutions and follow the formal admission procedures of both institutions. An Individual Candidate Agreement must be signed as a requirement of application.
3. Training: The PhD student must meet the requirements of the doctoral training programme of both institutions respectively.
4. Credit Transfer: The PhD student shall follow the regulations of both institutions regarding the suggested courses to be taken and credit transfer. The credits transferred to NTHU cannot exceed two thirds of the required credits for graduation from the corresponding institute. 
5. Fees: At Host institution, registration fee (for application) will be charged but tuition fee is waived.
6. Diploma: Two separate degree certificates shall be awarded for the one-degree by the respective partner institutions with their respective protocols/styles.
7. Duration of Studies: The JDP Scholar shall spend a minimum of one and up to two years at the Partner Institution working under the supervision of the co-supervisor(s), He/ She may take additional courses at the Partner Institution as recommended by the DAC.
8. Thesis: The doctoral thesis shall be written in English. The (public and private) defence of the doctoral thesis (irrespective the location where this will take place) shall take place in English.
9. Expiration date of the Agreement: 01.2031
10. Others
(1). JDP Scholar shall present an open seminar in the Home Institution as well as Partner Institution. A joint seminar (via video conferencing) will also be acceptable.
(2). All JDP Scholars enrolled and supported under this arrangement shall entitled to a living allowance/stipend based on the acedemic performance. 
6 India [NEW]
  Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad
Doctor 1. Qualification: Candidates are required to have completed a relevant Master Degree or enroll through the direct admission to Doctoral program in NTHU or IITH
2. Application: The PhD student shall fulfill the admission criteria of both institutions and follow the formal admission procedures of both institutions. An Individual Candidate Agreement must be signed as a requirement of application.
3. Training: Cotutelle Ph.D. Projects student who has already taken and passed courses and obtained credits in his/her home institution may apply for credit transfer. At least 1/3 of the total number of credits applied towards graduation must be taken at each university, whether it be NTHU or the overseas institution. 
4. Credit Transfer: The PhD student shall follow the regulations of both institutions regarding the suggested courses to be taken and credit transfer.
5. Fees: At Host institution, registration fee (for application) will be charged but tuition fee is waived.
6. Diploma: Two separate degree certificates shall be awarded for the one-degree by the respective partner institutions with their respective protocols/styles.
7. Duration of Studies: The Candidate must spend at least two semesters studying at each of the two Institutions, in accordance with the advisors' recommendation. The Candidate whose Home Institution is liT Hyderabad are expected to spend (8 semesters) at liT Hyderabad. And the Candidate whose Home Institution is NTHU are expected to spend at least four semesters at NTHU. 
8. Thesis: The doctoral thesis shall be written in English. The (public and private) defence of the doctoral thesis (irrespective the location where this will take place) shall take place in English.
9. Expiration date of the Agreement: Permanent
10. Others
(1). IITH has strong relationship with IIIT H and ISB in India.
(2). The Home University and Host University should help the Candidate apply for the suitable scholarship.
7 Israel  Technion – Israel Institute of Technology Doctor 1. Qualification: Candidate must be admitted to doctoral studies at both universities in accordance with the criteria required by each of them.
2. Application: Candidate should apply for admission simultaneously to both institutions under this agreement, and shall fulfill the admission criteria of both institutions and follow the formal dmission procedures. 
3. Training: The student shall meet all the requirements for the doctoral degree of both universities respectively. The student has to study at least 1 graduate course at each university. 
4. Credit Transfer: The PhD student shall follow the regulations of both institutions regarding the suggested courses to be taken and credit transfer.
5. Fees: Tuition is paid to the parent university. NTHU students shall pay registration fee (USD 140) to TECHNION while studying there.
6. Diploma: A student who has completed all the acaademic requirements for a dual doctoral degree and has fulfilled all obligations in each university will be granted 2 doctorate diplomas.
7. Duration of Studies: Studies will last up to 6 years. Student must spend at least 1 year studying at each of the two universities; those whose parent university is NTHU are expected to spend at least 4 semesters at NTHU.
8. Thesis: The thesis defense may take place at each of the universities, usually at parent university. Student who fail the defnese may apply to retake it again within 1 year of the first defense. A second failure will result in the student leaving the program without a degree. The thesis and defense shall be done in English. 
9. Expiration date of the Agreement: permanen
8 China [NEW]
Tsinghua University
Master
Doctor
Please contact Center for Continuing Education, NTHU (http://exten.site.nthu.edu.tw/index.php?Lang=en)
9 China Harbin Institute of Technology  Master
 Doctor
Please contact Center for Continuing Education, NTHU (http://exten.site.nthu.edu.tw/index.php?Lang=en)
10 China  Nankai University  Master Please contact Center for Continuing Education, NTHU (http://exten.site.nthu.edu.tw/index.php?Lang=en)
11 Hong Kong  Hong Kong University of Science & Technology  Bachelor Please contact Center for Continuing Education, NTHU (http://exten.site.nthu.edu.tw/index.php?Lang=en)
 
For Incoming & Outgoing Dual Degree Student
  Country Name of University Dual Degree Note
1 Canada [NEW]
Queen's University
 Doctor 1. Qualification: PhD student studying at NTHU or having been admitted to NTHU.
2. Application: The PhD student shall fulfill the admission criteria of both institutions and follow the formal admission procedures of both institutions. An Individual Candidate Agreement must be signed as a requirement of application.
3. Training: The PhD student must meet the requirements of the doctoral training programme of both institutions respectively.
4. Credit Transfer: The PhD student shall follow the regulations of both institutions regarding the suggested courses to be taken and credit transfer.
5. Fees: At Host institution, registration fee (for application) will be charged but tuition fee is waived.
The fee of accommodation, insurance, internet would be charged separately.
6. Diploma: Both institutions agree that conferral of the degree will follow only after completion of all degree requirements at both institutions has been confirmed and shared with the partnering institution.
7. Duration of Studies: The Candidate must spend at least two years (or four semesters) studying at each of the two Universities, in accordance with the advisors' recommendation. Candidate whose Home Institution is NTHU are expected to spend at least four semesters at NTHU. 
8. Thesis: The doctoral dissertation shall be submitted and defended in English; a substantial abstract shall also be submitted in English, and will be presented in English during the defence. The doctoral dissertation shall be orally defended once at the NTHU or McMaster University. 
9. Expiration date of the Agreement: 05.2026
10. Others
(1). Candidates have to confirm that the advisors/universities will provide the minimum stipend to meet the policy.
(2). The details of stipend, insurance, accommodation and IP shall be negotiated in ICA carefully after confirm the advisors.
2 Canada McMaster University Doctor 1. Qualification: PhD student studying at NTHU or having been admitted to NTHU.
2. Application: The PhD student shall fulfill the admission criteria of both institutions and follow the formal admission procedures of both institutions. An Individual Candidate Agreement must be signed as a requirement of application.
3. Training: The PhD student must meet the requirements of the doctoral training programme of both institutions respectively.
4. Credit Transfer: The PhD student shall follow the regulations of both institutions regarding the suggested courses to be taken and credit transfer.
5. Fees: At Host institution, registration fee (for application) will be charged but tuition fee is waived.
The fee of accommodation, insurance, internet would be charged separately.
6. Diploma: Both institutions agree that conferral of the degree will follow only after completion of all degree requirements at both institutions has been confirmed and shared with the partnering institution.
7. Duration of Studies: The Candidate must spend at least one year (or two semesters) studying at each of the two Universities, in accordance with the advisors' recommendation. Candidate whose Home Institution is NTHU are expected to spend at least four semesters at NTHU.
8. Thesis: The doctoral dissertation shall be submitted and defended in English; a substantial abstract shall also be submitted in English, and will be presented in English during the defence. The doctoral dissertation shall be orally defended once at the NTHU or McMaster University.
9. Expiration date of the Agreement: 08.2025
10. Others
(1). Candidates have to confirm that the advisors/universities will provide the minimum stipend to meet the policy.
(2). The advisor has to be Full Professor
3 USA Case Western Reserve University  Bachelor 1. Qualification:  The program is offered to Department of Electrical Engineering only. 
2. Application: Case and NTHU will pass their applicants' data and application materials to the host institution before April 30 every year in order for the host institution to handle necessary admission procedures. 
3. Training: The PhD student must meet the requirements of the doctoral training programme of both institutions respectively.
4. Credit Transfer: The PhD student shall follow the regulations of both institutions regarding the suggested courses to be taken and credit transfer.
5. Fees: Please contact DRC to get more details.
6. Diploma: Two separate degree certificates shall be awarded for the one-degree by the respective partner institutions with their respective protocols/styles.
7. Duration of Studies: An undergraduate student must first complete four academic semesters as a full-time student at the home institution before being permitted to study at the host institution.
8. Thesis: NA.
9. Expiration date of the Agreement: Permanent
10. Others
(1). Applicants have to ability to communicate verbally and in written form and his/her willingness to engage in discussions with faculty and peer students who are U.S. citizens. 
(2). NTHUstudents must purchase an insurance policy that meets F-1 or J-1 visa regulations. 
(3). NTHU and Case students must be covered by accident and sickness insurance plans. 
4 USA University of California, Berkeley 3+1+X Program 1. Qualification: Only for the undergraduates from PME, ESS, MSE (, and BioE, EE) in NTHU only.
2. Schedule: 
January Applications due to GLOBE: January
Interview Period: January - February 
Acceptance Confirmation Period: February - March 
University Extension Application Period: March 
Visa Application (Students direct work with US AIT) Period:  March - May
Iterative Course Selection Period: June - August
Student Arrival at UC Berkeley: by August 
3. Training: Undergraduates will take a total of twenty-seven (27) units over the year. Please contact DRC to get more details.
4. Credit Transfer: The PhD student shall follow the regulations of both institutions regarding the suggested courses to be taken and credit transfer.
5. Fees: Please contact DRC to get more details.
6. Diploma: Bechlor Degree in NTHU, UC B Program Certificate, MA/PhD Degree in UC B
7. Duration of Studies: Undergraduates study in NTHU for 3 years. Undergraduates exchange to UC B for 1 year. Undergraduates apply for the addmission then study in UC B for another period.  
8. Thesis: Depends on the program and advisors. 
9. Expiration date of the Agreement: 10.2023
10. Others
(1). Candidates have to understand you are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and its international, national, local and institutional legal, regulatory, policy.
(2). During their fourth year at UC B in the Fall semesters, the 3+1+X undergraduates will have the opportunity to apply to a graduate degree program of one or more years at UC B, through UC B’s regular admissions process.
(3). Maximum of the application: 20 students
(4). Requirements for English language skills: 577 paper-based TOEFL, 90 iBT, or 7 IELTS.
5 USA University of California, Los Angeles 3+1+X Program 1. Qualification of "Hybrid MSOL program": 
(1). NTHU side: Students enrolled in engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry and other-related disciplines are eligible to apply.
(2). UCLA side: Students enrolled in engineering, mathematics, physics and other-related disciplines are avaliable to be applied.
2. Schedule: 
3. Training: Students participating in this program are required to take 9 courses in total to complete the MSOL program. Please contact DRC to get more details.
4. Credit Transfer: Bechlor Degree in NTHU, UC B Program Certificate, MA/PhD Degree in UC B
5. Fees: Please contact DRC to get more details.
6. Diploma: Bechlor Degree in NTHU, UCLA Program Certificate, MA Degree in UCLA (Master of Science in Engineering)
7. Duration of Studies: Bechlor Degree in NTHU, UC B Program Certificate, MA/PhD Degree in UC B
8. Thesis: Depends on the program and adviosors. 
9. Expiration date of the Agreement: 04.2025
10. Others
(1). Candidates have to follow the latest announcement of MSOL Program: https://www.msol.ucla.edu/admission-requirements/
(2). Candidates have to complete and pass all the courses to get the certificate/degree
(3). Requirements for English language skills: Please follow MSOL Program website

 For Incoming & Outgoing Dual Degree Student
  Country Name of University Dual Degree Note
1 Belgium [NEW]
KU Leuven
Interuniversitair Micro-Electronica Centrum
 Doctor 1. Qualification: PhD student studying at NTHU or having been admitted to NTHU.
2. Application: The PhD student shall fulfill the admission criteria of both institutions and follow the formal admission procedures of both  institutions. An Individual Candidate Agreement must be signed as a requirement of application.
3. Training: The PhD student must meet the requirements of the doctoral training programme of both institutions respectively.
4. Credit Transfer: The PhD student shall follow the regulations of both institutions regarding the suggested courses to be taken and credit transfer.
5. Fees: At Host institution, registration fee (for application) will be charged but tuition fee is waived .
6. Diploma: Two separate degree certificates shall be awarded for the one-degree by the respective partner institutions with their respective protocols/styles.
7. Duration of Studies: A minimum of two (2) years of research at NTHU and a minimum of three (3) years at IMEC or KU Leuven premise (after if applicable a pre-doc period).
8. Thesis: The doctoral thesis shall be written in English. The (public and private) defence of the doctoral thesis (irrespective the location where this will take place) shall take place in English.
9. Expiration date of the Agreement: 2025.03
10. Others
(1). The PhD student is required to pay the fixed registration fees at the Home Institution and a small registration fee at the Host Institution.
(2). The PhD student shall fulfill the admission requirement and procedures of both IMEC and NTHU. 
(3). The PhD student shall be supervised by two supervisors (one in each institution). If the supervisor appointed by KU Leuven is not also an IMEC employee, an IMEC senior researcher will be appointed as co-supervisor in addition to the two supervisors. The names of the supervisors and the co-supervisor from IMEC shall be specified in the individual annex.
2 Czech Czech Technical University in Prague Doctor 1. Qualification: PhD student studying at NTHU or having been admitted to NTHU.
2. Application: A candidate shall apply for admission simultaneously to both institutions under this agreement, or has just been admitted to one of the universities. In order to be accepted, the candidate must be admitted to doctoral studies at both universities in accordance with the criteria required by each of them.
3. Training: The candidate has to study at least one graduate course at each university. The candidate is required to complete a minimum of 18 credits besides the dissertation. 
4. Credit Transfer: The PhD student shall follow the regulations of both institutions regarding the suggested courses to be taken and credit transfer.
5. Fees: Tuition fees will be paid to the parent university and the student will be exempted from paying tuition fees at the host university. 
6. Diploma: The student who successfully meets all the requirements of the program will acquire 2 diplomas, one from each university.
7. Duration of Studies: Studies will normally last between 3-4 years and should be completed within 6 years. The candidate must spend at least 2 semesters at each universities; and, at least 4 semesters at their parent university.
8. Thesis: Thesis proposal must be submitted at least 6 weeks in advance of the defense. The thesis should be written, presented and defended in English. The abstract should be presented in English, Chinese and Czech languages.
9. Expiration date of the Agreement: 06.2024 
3 France Université Paris-Saclay Doctor 1. Qualification: PhD student studying at NTHU or having been admitted to NTHU. Fields of Study: Life science and Health, Computer science and Informatics, Electrical engineering, Earth Sustainability/Environment, Economics, Energy Management, Materials science and engineering, Physical and chemical sciences, Universe sciences
2. Application: The PhD student shall fulfill the admission criteria of both institutions and follow the formal admission procedures of both institutions. An Individual Candidate Agreement must be signed as a requirement of application.
3. Training: The PhD student must meet the requirements of the doctoral training programme of both institutions respectively.
4. Credit Transfer: The PhD student shall follow the regulations of both institutions regarding the suggested courses to be taken and credit transfer.
5. Fees: At Host institution, registration fee (for application) will be charged but tuition fee is waived.
The fee of accommodation, insurance, internet would be charged separately.
6. Diploma: Two separate degree certificates shall be awarded for the one-degree by the respective partner institutions with their respective protocols/styles.
7. Duration of Studies: The time foreseen to achieve the thesis work (including the thesis defense) should not exceed three years from the date of first registration for doctorate at Université Paris-Saclay.
8. Thesis: The doctoral thesis shall be written in English. The (public and private) defence of the doctoral thesis (irrespective the location where this will take place) shall take place in English.
9. Expiration date of the Agreement: 10.2023
10. Others
(1). The number of Ph. D. candidates participating in the programme will depend in the availability of financial resources and the mutual consent of the Ph. D. candidates' doctoral thesis supervisors.
(2). A detailed research plan and study plan together with and individual agreement for the joint supervision of a doctoral thesis will be prepares for each Ph. D. candidate.
(3). Scholarship information of UPS: https://www.universite-paris-saclay.fr/en/research/avant/fundings
(4). The salary/scholarship from NTHU and UPS have to meet the requirement if Franch Gorvernment. In France, doctoral students must receive a remuneration equivalent to the minimum wage. 
4 France Université de Paris VIII Doctor 1. Qualification: PhD student having been admitted to NTHU.
2. Application: A candidate for the Dual Doctoral Degree Program should apply for admission simultaneously to both institutions under this agreement before the end of the 2nd year of registration at one of the Universities. 
3. Training: The PhD student must meet the requirements of the doctoral training programme of both institutions respectively. Please contact DRC to get more details.
4. Credit Transfer: The PhD student shall follow the regulations of both institutions regarding the suggested courses to be taken and credit transfer.
5. Fees: At Host institution, registration fee (for application) will be charged but tuition fee is waived.
6. Diploma: Two separate degree certificates shall be awarded for the one-degree by the respective partner institutions with their respective protocols/styles.
7. Duration of Studies: Studies for the dual doctorate will last up to six years. In special cases and upon recommendation of the advisors, the Universities, by mutual agreement, may increase or decrease the duration of the doctoral studies.
8. Thesis: The language of writing, presenting, and defending the thesis will be detailed in the specific agreement for each student. 
9. Expiration date of the Agreement: 04.2029
10. Others
(1). The Dual-Degree student must submit his/her thesis proposal at least six weeks in advance of the thesis defense examination if it takes place at NTHU, and at least 10 weeks in advance, if it takes place at Paris 8. The committee should comprise of 5 to 8 members, including the two advisors, and one-third from other institutes. 
(2). For Paris 8, two external reports prior to the defense will be required so as to authorize the examination to be carried out. 
(3). The Dual-Degree student will be responsible for arranging health insurance coverage during the period he/she spends at the Host University.
(4). The salary/scholarship from NTHU and Paris8 have to meet the requirement if Franch Gorvernment. In France, doctoral students must receive a remuneration equivalent to the minimum wage. 
5 France  Universite Savoie Mont Blanc(Chambery) Doctor 1. Qualification: PhD student having been admitted to NTHU or USMB.
2. Application: The PhD student shall fulfill the admission criteria of both institutions and follow the formal admission procedures of both institutions. An Individual Candidate Agreement must be signed as a requirement of application.
3. Training: The PhD student must meet the requirements of the doctoral training programme of both institutions respectively.
4. Credit Transfer: The PhD student shall follow the regulations of both institutions regarding the suggested courses to be taken and credit transfer.
5. Fees: At Host institution, registration fee (for application) will be charged but tuition fee is waived. (yearly)
6. Diploma: Two separate degree certificates shall be awarded for the one-degree by the respective partner institutions with their respective protocols/styles.
7. Duration of Studies:
8. Thesis: The length of preparation of the thesis is three years but may, exceptionally, be extended to four years by mutual agreement and in the framework of respect for the rules of each party.
9. Expiration date of the Agreement: 08.2021
10. Others
(1). The number of jury members can not exceed eight.
(2). Doctoral students do not automatically get a scholarship. However, the parties commit to help doctoral studehts to apply for scholarships from both parties or even third parties.
(3). The salary/scholarship from NTHU and USMB have to meet the requirement if Franch Gorvernment. In France, doctoral students must receive a remuneration equivalent to the minimum wage.
6 France [NEW]
NEOMA Business School
Master 1. Qualification:
(1). NTHU side: Only for the MA students from Economics, Quantitative Finance, Service Science, Technology Management, IMBA and IEEM.
(2). NEOMA side: Only for the MA students from International Marketing and Brand Management Digital Expertise for marketing, Luxury Marketing, Marketing French Excellence, Wine & Gastronomy, Corporate Finance, Financial Markets and technologies, AccountintL Auditing and Advisory, International Project Development, Entrepreneurship and innovation, Cultural and creative industries, Supply Chain Management, Human Resources Consulting, Global Management 
2. Application: Apply for the program in your first year in Master degree. An Individual Candidate Agreement must be signed as a requirement of application.
3. Training: The student must meet the requirements of the doctoral training programme of both institutions respectively. 
4. Credit Transfer: The student shall follow the regulations of both institutions regarding the suggested courses to be taken and credit transfer.
5. Fees: At Host institution, registration fee (for application) will be charged but tuition fee is waived.
6. Diploma: Two separate degree certificates shall be awarded for the one-degree by the respective partner institutions with their respective protocols/styles.
7. Duration of Studies: A minimum of one (1) year of research at NTHU and a minimum of one (1) year at NEOMA.
8. Thesis: The thesis proposal shall be submitted at least 6 weeks before the defense. The thesis should be written, presented and defended in English. The abstract should be presented in English and Chinese languages. 
9. Expiration date of the Agreement: 11.2025
10. Others
(1). Both institutions may send up to 3 Double-Degree students (2 semester slots each) to be enrolled to the Double Master Degree program per academic year.
(2). NEOMA has 3 different campuses (Rouen, Reims and Paris). The campus of courses can be different according to the programme chosen.
(3). Please contact DRC/NEOMA to get the program details.
7 Germany Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen Doctor 1. Qualification: Candidates are required to have completed a relevant Master Degree or enroll through the direct admission to Doctoral program in NTHU or UT.
2. Application: Apply for the program in your first year in Master degree. An Individual Candidate Agreement must be signed as a requirement of application.
3. Training: The student must meet the requirements of the doctoral training programme of both institutions respectively. 
4. Credit Transfer: The student shall follow the regulations of both institutions regarding the suggested courses to be taken and credit transfer.
5. Fees: At Host institution, registration fee (for application) will be charged but tuition fee is waived. Candidates have to pay the social fees charged by the Studentenwerk Tübingen – Anstalt des öffentlichen Rechts – for the semesters he spends at the  UT.
6. Diploma: Two separate degree certificates shall be awarded for the one-degree by the respective partner institutions with their respective protocols/styles.
7. Duration of Studies: The amount of time spent at each institution must at least be 30 percent of the total duration of the project. For the student form the University of Tübingen, the estimated duration of the research project is 3 years. For the student form the National Tsing Hua University, the candidate will must spend 4 semesters in NTHU.
8. Thesis: The doctoral thesis will be composed in English. A summary in Chinese and in German will be added. 
9. Expiration date of the Agreement: 03.024
10. Others
(1). Housing will not be provided for the candidate by the host country. He will not be offered financial support.
(2). In all other respects the doctoral procedure – including registration, administrative processing and duplication of the doctoral thesis – is dependent on the regulations of the respective university unless it was otherwise agreed upon beforehand.
(3). Please contact DRC to get more details of application procedure in UT.
8 Sweden Linkoping University NTHU Bachelor
+
LiU Master
1. Qualification: Candidate is required to have a Bachelor's degree, proficiency in English, and other specific requirements stated for each master program; students shall be in his/her 3rd year of studies in university and studying in the fields related to Electronics Engineering, Communication Systems.
2. Application: Participating students under this agreement shall be enrolled as degree seeking exchange students at the Faculty of Science and Engineering, LiU. Application is open in January to February each year. 
3. Training: The student must meet the requirements of the program of both institutions respectively.
4. Credit Transfer: Credit for subjects taken will be transferred at the discretion of the home university.
5. Fees: Students are exempt from paying tuition and academic fees to LiU during the 2 academic years; however, they shall pay whatever fees required by their home univresity.
6. Diploma: Diplomas are conferred by each university (Master of Science with a major in a certain subject at LiU)
7. Duration of Studies: The studies at LiU shall nominally not exceed 2 academic years. The student whose home university is NTHU shall stay at NTHU for 3 years.
8. Thesis: The student must meet the requirements of the program of both institutions respectively.
9. Expiration date of the Agreement: 06.2024
10. Others
(1). Field of study: Electronics Engineering, Communication Systems.
(2). TOEFL 90 (with writing above 20); IELTS 6.5 (none of them are less than 5.5)
(3). ECTS credits are applied in this program
9 Switzerland University of Bern Doctor 1. Qualification: PhD student studying at NTHU or having been admitted to NTHU.
2. Application: A candidate shall apply for admission simultaneously to both institutions under this agreement, or has just been admitted to one of the universities. In order to be accepted, the candidate must be admitted to doctoral studies at both universities in accordance with the criteria required by each of them.
3. Training: The candidate has to study at least one graduate course at each university.   
4. Credit Transfer: The PhD student shall follow the regulations of both institutions regarding the suggested courses to be taken. Credit for subjects taken will be transferred at the discretion of the home university.
5. Fees: Tuition fees will be paid to the parent university and the student will be exempted from paying tuition fees at the host university.
6. Diploma: The student who successfully meets all the requirements of the program and regulations set out by both universities will acquire 2 diplomas from each university. 
7. Duration of Studies: Studies will last up to 6 years. The student must spend at least 2 semesters at each of the two universities. The student are expected to spend at least 4 semesters at home university.
8. Thesis: The thesis proposal shall be submitted at least 6 weeks before the defense. The thesis should be written, presented and defended in English. The abstract should be presented in English and Chinese languages. 
9. Expiration date of the Agreement: 07.2028
10 UK [UPDATE]
University of Liverpool
Doctor 1. Qualification: Applicants should be master students in their final semester or PhD students(in the 1st or 2nd year) in NTHU or Liverpool.
2. Application: Depends on the announcement of selected projects in March / April. One project allow to recruit one student only.
3. Training: Within four years.
4. Credit Transfer: The student shall follow the regulations of both institutions regarding the suggested courses to be taken and credit transfer.
5. Fees: Please contact DRC to get the details.
6. Diploma: Each university will confer the grade of doctor for the same thesis. The conferment of the degree will follow only after completion of all degree requirements at both universities has been confirmed and shared with the partnering university.  
7. Duration of Studies: Within four years 
8. Thesis: Thesis for Examination; in addition the abstract of the thesis must be prepared in English .
9. Expiration date of the Agreement: 01.2024
10. Others
(1). Students who find the advisor has got the project. The selected projects can be review on: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/how-to-apply/
(2). Students will receive a monthly stipend of 10,000 Taiwanese Dollars per month for four years. 
(3). The defence will take place in the NTHU / Liverpool with the both jury's participation.
(4). The defence have to be applied in both institutions
(5). IELTS 6.5 and each subject is higher than 5.5.

 For Incoming & Outgoing Dual Degree Student
  Country Name of University Dual Degree Note
1 Australia University of Technology Sydney Doctor 1. Qualification: PhD student having been admitted to NTHU.
2. Application: The PhD student shall fulfill the admission criteria of both institutions and follow the formal admission procedures of both institutions. An Individual Candidate Agreement must be signed as a requirement of application.
3. Training: The Candidate's graduate research program at UTS should be structured in accordance with the Graduate Research Education Framework (GREF). Please contact DRC to get the details.
4. Credit Transfer: The student shall follow the regulations of both institutions regarding the suggested courses to be taken and credit transfer.
5. Fees: At Host institution, registration fee (for application) will be charged but tuition fee is waived.
6. Diploma: Each university will confer the grade of doctor for the same thesis. The conferment of the degree will follow only after completion of all degree requirements at both universities has been confirmed and shared with the partnering university. 
7. Duration of Studies: The Maximum full time duration of UTS doctoral degree candidature is 4 years. The Maximum full time duration of NTHU doctoral degree candidature is 7 years.
8. Thesis: The Candidate must comply with any language proficiency requirements specified by both institutions.
9. Expiration date of the Agreement: 10.2025
10. Others
(1). Candidates exceeding the maximum candidature period will be subject to fees for any additional approved candidature period.
(2). lntellectual property rights are specifically detailed in individual Candidate Program Agreements and where relevant in separate agreements prior to the initiation of any collaborative activity between the institutions.

In alphabetical order
Final update: 04.2021
If you would like to update your information, please contact: drc@my.nthu.edu.tw


Cheng-Hsien LIU
Professor
liuch@pme.nthu.edu.tw
Department of Power Mechanical Engineering & NEMS Institute
NTHU
Expertise:
Lab on Chip, Organ on Lab Chips, Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS), Microstsems for Biomedical Applications, Nanotechnology, OptoElectronic Tweezers, Microfluidics

Looking for collaborator in: 
research collaboration related to Lab on Chip, Organ on Microstsems for Biomedical Applications, Nanotechnology, Microfluidics, Miniaturized Opto-Biomedical Instruments

Research Intro:
http://memsliu.pme.nthu.edu.tw/
http://mx.nthu.edu.tw/~chhsliu/

Recruiting Dual Ph.D Student:
Yes
Chia-Min YANG
Professor 
cmyang@mx.nthu.edu.tw 
Department of Chemistry
NTHU
Expertise:
 • Physical Chemistry
 • Materials Chemistry
 • Heterogeneous Catalysis

Research Intro: 
Professor Yang’s research focus on the development of novel mesoporous materials and porous nanocomposites for energy-related and green heterogeneous catalysis. His research group has discovered several new types of mesoporous silica nanostructures for applying in biomedical and catalytic applications. In addition, his research group has extensively studied the selective oxidation of propylene by O2 on the nanosized copper supported on mesoporous silica materials as well as photocatalytic water splitting to produce hydrogen by tantalum-based pyrochlore nanoparticles. Current research topics include (1) Design and preparation of novel mesoporous and nanocomposite materials, (1) Selective oxidation of propylene and methane by O2 on the supported metal nanoparticles or clusters, (2) Selective hydrogenation of CO2 on nickel-based nanocatalysts, (3) Ammonia synthesis and decomposition on ruthenium-based nanocomposite catalysts, and (4) Photocatalytic water splitting and CO2 reduction by pyrochlore nanocrystals. 

Personal Website:
http://my.nthu.edu.tw/~chem/faculty/e-cmyang/e-cmyangLab.htm

Looking for collaborators in:
 • Design and preparation of porous nanocomposites for advanced applications.
 • Catalytic studies on selective oxidation or reduction of small molecules
 • Mechanistic studies by in-situ/operando spectroscopies
 • Advanced catalysts characterizations

Recruiting Ph.D student:
Yes
Ho-Hsiu CHOU, Ph.D
Associate Professor
hhchou@mx.nthu.edu.tw

Department of Chemical Engineering
NTHU
Expertise:
 • Conjugated polymer materials
 • Organic semiconductor materials
 • Nature-inspired energy technology (artificial photosynthesis: solar-driven hydrogen production, water-splitting, CO2 reduction, ammonia synthesis, photocatalysis)
 • Nature-inspired electronic technology (electronic skin: soft materials and electronic devices, stretchable and self-healing materials, sensing devices)

Research Intro:
Our group is focused on materials innovation for developing the next-generation materials, electronics and concept. The use of the basic principles in chemistry and material science is enable us to explore the interesting characteristics of organic and carbon-based materials for soft functional materials and sustainable energy. This unique and multidisciplinary approach is built a combined fundamental molecular design and practical applications, to redefine the chemical issues outside of normal boundaries and reach solutions based on a fundamental understanding of the complex system.

Personal Website:
https://hohsiuchou.wixsite.com/hohsiuchou 

Looking for collaborators in: 
 • Polymer and molecules simulation, DFT, MD simulation for catalysis 
 • Solar energy
 • Functional polymers
 • Organic semiconductors for flexible electronics
 • Water-splitting, photocatalysis, electrocatalysis, CO2 reduction 

Recruiting Ph.D student:
Yes


Keng-Ku LIU
Assistant Professor 
kkliu@mx.nthu.edu.tw
Department of Biomedical Engineering and Environmental Sciences
NTHU
Expertise:
Synthesis and characterization of new classes of low-dimensional nanomaterials and their applications in chemical and biological sensors, bioelectronic devices and nanoelectronics

Looking for collaborator in: 

Research Intro:
Lab website https://kengkuliu.wixsite.com/liugroup

Recruiting Dual Ph.D Student:
Yes
Li-Shan HUANG
Professor
lhuang@stat.nthu.edu.tw

Institute of Statistics
NTHU
Expertise:
 • Smoothing methods; Nonparametric and semiparametric models;
 • Functional data analysis;
 • Cure rate models; Measurement error models;
 • Statistical applications in health sciences
 
Research Intro:
Prof. Li-Shan Huang’s research focuses on nonparametric curve estimation, to relax assumptions on the form of the regression or density function. This is a flexible and useful approach that allows the data to determine a curve for itself. A different research interest involves statistical applications in biomedical sciences. Real-world phenomena often bring up interesting statistical questions and challenges. Prof. Li-Shan Huang have collaborated with researchers in earthquake engineering, environmental health, obstetrics and gynecology, and cancer.
 
Looking for collaborators in:
 
Recruiting Ph.D student:
Yes


Ta-Jen YEN
Professor
tjyen@mx.nthu.edu.tw 
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
NTHU
Expertise:
Metamaterials, Plasmonics, Nanophotonics, Engineering, Micro, Fuel Cells, Biosensing and bio-imaging, Green Energy

Looking for collaborator in: 
Collaborators in all fields.

Research Intro:
Metamaterial and Nano-device Laboratory

Recruiting Dual Ph.D Student:
Yes


Tzu-Ying LIN
Assistant Professor
tzuying.lin@mx.nthu.edu.tw
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
NTHU

 
Expertise:
 • Thin-film solar cells for next-generation space-use solar application  
 • Electrochemical/Electric Impedance Analysis and Capacitance Spectroscopy for thin-film type batteries and solar cells 
 • Ceramic oxide-based electrolyte and all-solid-state thin film Li-batteries

Research Intro:
Advanced Thin Film Energy Materials Laboratory devoted to developing high efficiency inorganic thin-film solar cells and innovative solid-state thin-film Li-batteries. Current topics include (1) High efficiency Cu(In,Ga)Se2 thin film solar cells and light/heat/bias-induced defect characterization; (2) Proton/electron irradiation test on inorganic chalcopyrite thin film solar cells; (3) Oxide-based electrolyte in thin film Li metal batteries; (4) Operando observation on Li dendrite formation in solid state electrolyte; (5) Self-powered solar charged system. 

Personal Website:
http://tzuyinglinlab.weebly.com/ 

Looking for collaborators in:
• First-principal calculation for irradiation-induced defect in compound semiconductor
• Solid-state NMR spectroscopy, in situ NMR methods for Lithium-ion batteries
• Power management of Solar/Battery electronic systems

Recruiting Ph.D student:
Yes


Yu-Lun CHUEH
Professor
ylchueh@mx.nthu.edu.tw

Department of Materials Science and Engineering
NTHU
Expertise:
• Synthesis of nanomaterials and device analysis
• Analysis and synthesis of Photoelectric material and energy material
• Microstructure analysis of nanomaterials

Research Intro:
The research activities of his lab are highly interdisciplinary and are committed to exploring new unpredicted levels of functional materials to enable new schemes on manipulating and processing of engineering nanomaterials in nanoelectronics and energy harvesting applications. He is committed to currently realize intellectual visions through studies on four major areas toward New Material Technologies: (1) Development of Cu(In, Ga)Se2 solar cell and its investigation on light-harvesting behaviors, (2) Development of various method to synthesize different Graphene/two-dimensional materials, (3) Low power resistive random access memory (4) Growth of low dimensional materials and its possible functional application.

Personal Website: 
https://nanoscienceandnanodevicelab.weebly.com/ 

Looking for collaborators in:
1. The development of novel 2D materials to detect NOx, SOx, CO, O3, HCHO and alcohol simultaneously without cross-sensitive noise, long stability in operation, and the self-calibration of the environmental parameters such as temperature and humidity
2. Growth of low dimensional materials and its possible functional applications.
3. Development of new type of batteries such as transition metal compound battery, with which the transition metal ions basically act as working ions and transition metal compounds will act as active material for energy storage. 
4. Development of fabrication on 2D materials related to electronics devices, including (1) the reduction of contact resistance by laser annealing and (2) the large-area transfer techniques to avoid cracks and wrinkles.

Recruiting Ph.D student:
Yes
In alphabetical order 
Final update: 0316.2021 
If you would like to update your information, please contact: drc@my.nthu.edu.tw
Prof Ahmed Elsheikh
Professor of Biomaterial Mechanics

Ahmed.Elsheikh@liverpool.ac.uk
Civil Engineering and Industrial Design

Brief Introduction:
Professor Elsheikh leads the Ocular Biomechanics Research Group with interest in ocular material characterisation and numerical simulation of ocular biomechanical performance.

Professor Elsheikh is a Chartered Engineer, a corporate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He has published 2 books, over 70 journal papers and 30 conference papers.

Dr Elsheikh has long practical experience as a structural engineer, and his recent work includes the development of a number of medical devices to help improve the management of eye diseases. He is interested in NTHU academics who are interested in biomechanics or work in biology that can have a biomechanical impact. He is particularly interested in the eye but can also work in other organs.

Link:
https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/engineering/staff/ahmed-elsheikh/
https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/biomechanical-engineering-group/

Prof Alexander Movchan
Professor of Applied Mathematics
abm@liverpool.ac.uk
Mathematical Sciences
Brief Introduction:
Professor Movchan’s interests are in asymptotic analysis of mechanical problems, waves modelling, linear elasticity, meta-materials, using PDEs approaches. Though he uses numerical methods sometimes, he is a world leader in asymptotic analysis for modelling.

He is also the director of Research Centre of Mathematical Modelling.

Link: 
https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/mathematical-sciences/staff/alexander-movchan/
Dr Amanda Hughes
Lecturer
Amanda.Hughes2@liverpool.ac.uk
Mechanical, Materials & Aerospace Eng

Brief Introduction:
Dr Amanda Jane Hughes is a Lecturer in Energy Engineering in the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering. Her research expertise is in the area of solar energy, and her research covers both device level and system level design of photovoltaics and solar thermal technology. She is interested in research broadly related to energy, materials, and manufacturing. Her current projects focus on design and manufacturing of solar energy devices/systems.

Link:
https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/engineering/staff/amanda-hughes/

Dr. Andreas Alpers
Lecturer
Andreas.Alpers@liverpool.ac.uk
Mathematical Sciences

Brief Introduction:
Dr Alpers is a lecturer in applied mathematics. His main research focus is on the theory and applications of inverse problems, i.e., retrieving information about objects from various types of measured data. As his main background is in discrete mathematics and discrete optimization (optimization problems involving integer variables), he is particularly interested in inverse problems that involve some sort of discrete variables. He has worked on theoretical and applied aspects of discrete and geometric tomography problems, and, most recently, on geometric clustering methods in data science.

Link:
https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/mathematical-sciences/staff/andreas-alpers/publications/

Dr Bakhti Vasiev
Senior Lecturer
B.Vasiev@liverpool.ac.uk
Mathematical Sciences

Brief Introduction:
Dr Vasiev is a senior lecturer in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. His research is associated with mathematical studies of biological development, demographics and aging. His work is focused on investigation of mechanisms of pattern formation in nonlinear systems, including formation of Turing patterns and propagating waves. Particularly, he studies mechanisms of formation of morphogenetic patterns and migration of cells in developing tissues and in colonies of microorganisms. He is also working on theoretical aspects of aging in human population as reflected by mortality data. 

Link:
https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/mathematical-sciences/staff/bakhtier-vasiev/

Dr. Benjamin SALEM BERNARD
Senior Lecturer
B.Salem-Bernard@liverpool.ac.uk
Civil Engineering and Industrial Design
Brief Introduction:
Here is the draft PhD abstract as it currently stands:
A novel system combining modular robot platforms,
which can autonomously reconfigure, assemble and disconnect as per task and operational requirements (e.g. mission, context, status). This proposal includes the development and partial implementation of a 5 levels scale of autonomy for reconfiguration and
navigation of the robot system: Controlled, Programmed, Semi-Automated, Automated, Agency & Volition. It also includes the demonstration of the autonomous navigation and reconfiguration of two robot modules. Ultimately, in the long term, we aim to deliver an autonomous system, for a variety of field missions, consisting of an all-terrain throwable robot coupled with a command and deployment UAV.

Link:
http://www.bsalem.info/

Prof Carsten Welsch
Head of Department
c.p.welsch@liverpool.ac.uk
Physics

Brief Introduction:
Professor Carsten Welsch is Head of the Liverpool physics department and the accelerator science cluster. His research focuses on the design and optimization of particle accelerators, the development of new sensor technologies and accelerator applications such as ion beam therapy and X-ray imaging. He is also Director of the Liverpool Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Intensive Science (www.livdat.org) where his research focuses on machine learning and AI for data analysis and automation, as well as using HPC for data intense simulations of charged particle beams and plasmas.

Link:
www.liv.ac.uk/physics
www.cockcroft.ac.uk
www.quasar-group.org
Prof Corina Constantinescu
Professor of Mathematics, Director of IFAM
constanc@liverpool.ac.uk
Mathematical Sciences
Brief Introduction:
Prof Constantinescu’s expertise is in analytical methods for deriving exact or asymptotic results for ruin probabilities, with light or heavy-tailed assumptions in complex insurance risk models. A more recent research interest of hers is financial inclusion, namely correctly pricing and regulating microfinance and microinsurance practices.

Link:
https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/mathematical-sciences/staff/dana-constantinescu/
Dr Daniel Meyer
Lecturer in Pure Mathematics
Daniel.Meyer@liverpool.ac.uk
Mathematical Sciences

Brief Introduction:
Dr Meyer is a Lecturer in pure mathematics in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. His research interests lie in the areas of Complex Analysis and Dynamical Systems, in particular in Geometric Function Theory and Complex Dynamics. Recent research has been in quasiconformal geometry, with an emphasis on quasisymmetric uniformization. Another focus has been on Thurston maps. A research monograph (joint with Mario Bonk) on this topic was recently published. Other ongoing research concerns the mating of polynomials.

Link:
https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/mathematical-sciences/staff/daniel-meyer/
Dr Ehsan Azmoodeh
Lecturer in Actuarial and Financial Mathematics
Ehsan.Azmoodeh@liverpool.ac.uk
Mathematical Sciences
Brief Introduction:
Dr. Azmoodeh’s research interests lie in the union of probability theory, stochastic analysis, and mathematical finance.  On the probability side, I'm interested in Stein method and applications in the quantification of probabilistic limit theorems. On the stochastic analysis and finance side, I'm interested in fractional Brownian motion and rough stochastic volatility models.

Link:
https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/mathematical-sciences/staff/ehsan-zmoodeh/
Dr Greig Paterson
Funded Fellowships
Greig.Paterson@liverpool.ac.uk
Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences
Brief Introduction:
Greig Paterson a NERC Independent Research Fellow in the Department of Earth, Oceans, and Ecological Sciences at the University of Liverpool. His research focuses on a range of applied and theoretical Earth and environmental magnetism. His main research themes are developing methods to recover recordings of Earth's ancient magnetic field, as well as using micromagnetic modelling to understand the magnetic behavior of complex assemblages of nanoparticles. Other research areas include magnetism applied to volcanology, biomagnetism, and magnetic pollution.

Link:
https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/environmental-sciences/staff/greig-paterson/research/
Dr Haifei Zhang
Senior Lecturer
zhanghf@liverpool.ac.uk
Chemistry
Brief Introduction:
Dr Haifei Zhang is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry. He has a chemical engineering background. His research activites are in the area of porous polymer & carbon materials, silica, and nanostructured materials for sustainable chemistry and biomedical application. He is particularly interested in the synthesis of photo-sensitive organic nanoparticles for bioimaging and large-scale synthesis of nanofibers for separation and water treatment.

Link:
http://www.liv.ac.uk/chemistry/staff/haifei-zhang/

Professor Huajiang Ouyang
Head of Dynamics and Control in School of Engineering
Fellow of Institute of Physics and Fellow of Higher Education AcademyH.Ouyang@liverpool.ac.uk

Mechanical, Materials & Aerospace Eng

Brief Introduction:
Main Research Interests: Structural Dynamics and Control, particularly on isolation and eigenstructure assignment, friction-induced vibration, and moving-load dynamics problems (train-track-bridge) Structural Identification, including damage assessment Vibration-based Energy Harvesting. Other research interests include computational mechanics, solid mechanics and uncertainty analysis.
Have published 260+ journal papers, with a citation of 6200+ and H-index of 40.


Link:
https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/engineering/staff/huajiang-ouyang/

Prof Ke Chen
Professor
k.chen@liverpool.ac.uk
Mathematical Sciences
Brief Introduction:
Professor Chen is a computational mathematician, specialised in scientific computing, numerical PDEs,
nonlinear optimization and deep learning algorithms. His recent work focuses more image processing models and data sciences such as segmentation, co-registration, compressed sensing, hypergeometric imaging, super-resolution and learning networks. He is the director of EPSRC Liverpool Centre for Maths in Healthcare, collaborating widely on campus, across UK and beyond on healthcare problems.

Link:
www.liverpool.ac.uk/~cmchenke

Dr. Konstantin Luzyanin
konstantin.luzyanin@liverpool.ac.uk

Brief Introduction:
Luzyanin's lab (Sliding Koala lab: https://luzyaninlab.weebly.com) focuses on the development of new sustainable approaches to synthesis and catalysis, in particular, on the rational design of new catalytic routes for batch and flow photocatalysis, as well as on metal-mediated activation of small biogenic molecules. We blend experimental work with advanced analytical characterisation including multinuclear/multidimensional NMR spectroscopy and mass-spectrometry, and DFT calculations. 

Link:
https://luzyaninlab.weebly.com
Dr. Nicola Pagani
Senior Lecturer in Pure Mathematics
pagani@liverpool.ac.uk
Mathematical Sciences
Brief Introduction:
Dr. Pagani's research is mostly focussed on the geometry of the moduli spaces of curves and related spaces, and their applications to enumerative geometry (most notably, Gromov-Witten theory). Recently he has also worked on the problem of compactifying the Jacobian variety of nodal curves in the context of studying how to compactify the universal Jacobian over the moduli space of stable curves.   The techniques he employs are mostly in algebraic geometry, but he also uses some techniques from algebraic topology and combinatorics, such as the theory of hyperplane arrangements, the representation theory of the symmetric group, and the combinatorics of chip-firing games.

Link:
https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/mathematical-sciences/staff/nicola-pagani/research/
Dr Oleg Karpenov
Lecturer in Mathematics
karpenk@liverpool.ac.uk
Mathematical Sciences
Brief Introduction:
Dr. Pagani's research is mostly focussed on the geometry of the moduli spaces of curves and related spaces, and their applications to enumerative geometry (most notably, Gromov-Witten theory). Recently he has also worked on the problem of compactifying the Jacobian variety of nodal curves in the context of studying how to compactify the universal Jacobian over the moduli space of stable curves.   The techniques he employs are mostly in algebraic geometry, but he also uses some techniques from algebraic topology and combinatorics, such as the theory of hyperplane arrangements, the representation theory of the symmetric group, and the combinatorics of chip-firing games.

Link:
https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/mathematical-sciences/staff/nicola-pagani/research/
Dr Radhakrishnan Nair
Senior Lecturer
nair@liverpool.ac.uk
Mathematical Sciences
Brief Introduction:
Dr Nair’s Interests are in Ergodic Theory and Number Theory and their relationships.  In particular in relation to diophantine analysis e.g. diophantine approximation, analytic number theory, combinatorial number theory.  I also study ergodic averages which are useful in this regard.  Independently I study uniform distribution theory in relation to questions in number theory.

Link:
https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/mathematical-sciences/staff/radhakrishnan-nair/
Prof. Roman Boulatov  
Professor
boulatov@liverpool.ac.uk
Chemistry
Brief Introduction:
The Boulatov group focuses on fundamental studies and applications of polymer mechanochemistry (cf Nature Rev. Chem., 2021, doi.org/10.1038/s41570-020-00249-y). We exploit a multidisciplinary approach that integrates synthesis, physical measurements, quantum-chemical calculations and modeling to understand the behavior of polymer chains in mechanically loaded materials and how it affects the materials properties in diverse applications of elastomers, such as tyres.

Link:
http://pcwww.liv.ac.uk/~boulatov/
Dr Stefania Soldini
Lecturer (Asst. Prof.) in Space Engineering
Stefania.Soldini@liverpool.ac.uk
Mechanical, Materials & Aerospace Eng

Brief Introduction:
Interested in the following topics:
• Multi-body dynamics for large deployable structure
• Orbital dynamics around minor bodies
• Manufacturing of space origami robots

PhD thesis title Shape-changing 3D-Printed Origami CubeSats for Near-Earth Asteroid Proximity Operations Abstract Near-Earth Asteroids(NEAs) are rich in valuable commodities and their usage represents an ambitious challenge. Future asteroid missions will require novel and unconventional engineering solutions to meet a range of open technical problems.

This project aims at advancing next generation of space robotic missions to NEAs by using low-cost shape-changing origami CubeSats that can re-configure to perform different mission tasks. Past and recent theoretical studies have demonstrated that reflective deployable structures could allow for spacecraft’s orbit control or transfer. We propose a change in the local reflectivity of origami membranes to trigger shape reconfiguration of a flat surface. This could open mission scenarios where a shape-changing origami CubeSat can accomplish several tasks. For example, an origami CubeSat capable to change shape could adapt by behaving as a spacecraft when in orbit and re-configure as a rover when landing. This approach is in contrast to traditional asteroid missions where Large(L-) Class monolithic spacecraft are used, with the disadvantage of being highly costly ($200M) and requiring decades of development time (i.e. few launch opportunities).

The outcome of the project will be to estimate the design drivers in term of changes in the area-to-mass ratio of the 3D-printed origami CubeSat and its prototype."

Link:
https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/engineering/staff/stefania-soldini/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5IhFIxZxZI&t=64s
CEII/Network+ EPSRC Ref EP/S036113/1

Dr. Vasileios (Vasilis) C. Kamperidis
Lecturer in Civil/Structural Engineering | Civil/Structural Engineer (Consultant), Dipl., M.Sc., Ph.D., FHEA, CEng
V.Kamperidis@liverpool.ac.uk
Civil Engineering and Industrial Design

Brief Introduction:
Vasilis has a 6-year experience as a researcher in the field of Structural Engineering; a 4.5-year teaching experience in academic institutions in the area of Structural and Civil Engineering; and a 10-year professional experience as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) in the field of Structural and Civil Engineering in Greece (Consultant Structural Engineer). He is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK (FHEA). Vasilis is an external examiner in academic institutions in the UK and Greece. He is also a reviewer for several academic journals. He believes that integrating his above skills, competencies and experience can optimally serve and communicate the needs and priorities of the society and industry to academia and vice versa. Vasilis currently serves as a lecturer in Civil/Structural Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering and Industrial Design, School of Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, at the University of Liverpool, UK.

Vasilis’ research expertise pertains to the development and evaluation of earthquake-resilient steel and steel-concrete composites structural systems, devices and connections, mainly for buildings and bridges. His research interests lie in the field of the response of structures to extreme loads (i.e., earthquakes, typhoons/hurricanes/strong winds, impacts, tsunamis, blasts, etc.), with a particular focus on the resilience- and performance-based earthquake and wind engineering. His research vision focuses on integrating state-of-the-art structural modelling (e.g., for cyclic metal plasticity, fracture, damping and buckling), “Green materials” (e.g., high-strength and stainless steels, Glued laminated timber (Glulam), Cross-laminated timber (CLT), etc.), advanced computational techniques and experimental results into a coherent framework for the (a) performance evaluation of existing structural systems with the aim to improve them (structural upgrade); and (b) development and design of novel structural systems that intend to satisfy the global priorities and demands of modern societies for multi-hazard resilience (e.g., Resilience-based Design (RBD) and community resilience) and sustainability (e.g., “Green Construction”) within the built environment.

As a young academic and researcher, Vasilis has currently published seven journal and conference papers and currently working on his research aiming to submit four journal papers within 2021.

Link:
Academic webpage: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/engineering/staff/vasileios-kamperidis/research/

Professor Vassilios Theofilis
Chair in Aerospace Engineering
vnt@liverpool.ac.uk
Mechanical, Materials & Aerospace Eng
Brief Introduction:
Dr. Theofilis’ research interests lie in the prediction and control of fluid flow instabilities at all speed regimes. In particular, he specialises in the areas of global linear and nonlinear instability of flows with multiple inhomogeneous spatial directions and the associated numerical solution of large eigenvalue and initial-value problems governing small-amplitude disturbances in such flows. Applications of current interest include attached and separated three-dimensional boundary layer flows, vortex systems in the wake of three-dimensional wings, flow over aircraft fuselages and submarines, supersonic flow over compression ramps and hypersonic flows over elliptic cone and double-cone geometries, including instability analysis of shock-wave / boundary-layer interaction and hypersonic laminar-turbulent transition. In addition, flow over quasi-spherical surfaces are of current interest, where novel numerical methods for the accurate and efficient treatment of surface imperfections are being developed and applied to the human eye cornea. NTHU colleagues with research interests in any of the above general areas are sought, with the aim to form a joint PhD project according to the dual agreement programme.

Link:
https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/engineering/staff/vassilios-theofilis/
In alphabetical order
Final update: 02.2021
If you would like to update your information, please contact: drc@my.nthu.edu.tw


Anne-Marie HAGHIRI
Director of Research
anne-marie.haghiri@c2n.upsaclay.fr

C2N / CNRS
Depratment of Microsystems and NanoBioFLuidics
Université Paris-Saclay
Expertise:
Developing "soft" micro/nanostructuration of biocompatible materials for innovative microfluidic platforms as well as organs-on-chip. She has an active interest in on-chip electrophoresis for early diagnosis as well as electrochemical detection of both DNA and proteins.

Looking for collaborator in:
Organs-on-a-chip, Biosensors

Research Intro:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Anne-Marie_Haghiri-Gosnet
https://biosys.c2n.universite-paris-saclay.fr/en/

Recruiting Dual Ph.D Student:


Antoine DIET
Associate Professor
antoine.diet@geeps.centralesupelec.fr
GEEPS UMR 8507, IUT de Cachan GEII
Université Paris-Saclay
Expertise:
Magnetic coupling, RFID/NFC applied to biomedical RF and HF measurements Antennas (UWB)

Looking for collaborator in: 
Biomedical project (monitoring)
RFID traceability
(UWB) sensors networks

Research Intro:
http://www.geeps.centralesupelec.fr/

Recruiting Dual Ph.D Student:
RFID antennas (HF/LF)
RFID applied to biomedical


Nicolas VIGNAIS
Associate Professor
nicolas.vignais@universite-paris-saclay.fr
Faculty of Sport Science
Université Paris-Saclay
Expertise:
Human Motion Analysis, Biomechanics and Physical Ergonomics

Looking for collaborator in: 
Innovative sensors for human motion analysis

Research Intro:
https://sites.google.com/site/nicolasvignaishomepage/

Recruiting Dual Ph.D Student:
No 


Pierre-Yves JOUBERT
Professor
pierre-yves.joubert@c2n.upsaclay.fr
C2N
Université Paris-Saclay
Expertise:
Electromagnetic sensing and imaging techniques, 
Flexible sensors, wearable sensors, instrumentation, 
Data processing, medical applications, non-destructive / non-invasive evaluation. 

Looking for collaborator in: 
* wearable pressure/force sensors for medical applications
* Electromagnetic sensing or multimodal sensing for the non-invasive characterization of organic matter (medical or agrifood applications).  

Research Intro:
https://www.c2n.universite-paris-saclay.fr/en/research/mnbf/

Recruiting Dual Ph.D Student:
Yes
In alphabetical order
Update: April 2021
Contact: drc@my.nthu.edu.tw
University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague (UCT Prague)
Professor Vladimír Kočí 
Associate Professor
Dean of the Faculty
vlad.koci@vscht.cz

Faculty of Environmental Technology
Looking for collaborators in: 
• Renewables and recycling 
• Life cycle assessment
• Subsurface contamination and remediation
• Analysis of environmental pollutants 
• Ecotoxicology and toxicology
• Energy production with negative CO2 emissions
• Low-emission thermal processes 
• Low temperature carbon dioxide capture 

Link: https://ftop.vscht.cz/
Professor Pavel Hrnčiřík
Associate Professor
Pavel.Hrncirik@vscht.cz

Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Research Introduction:
The R&D activities of the faculty are focused on 5 key areas: 
• Chemical and Process Engineering 
• Analytical Chemistry 
• Physical and Computational Chemistry 
• Sensor Technics and Biophysics 
• Engineering Informatics, Process Control and Applied Mathematics 

Looking for collaborators in: 
Here is a sample of selected research topics relevant to the areas of interest covered by 
NARLabs: 
• Development of new types of highly sensitive sensors based on organic materials (new types of organic semiconductors, including their nano- and microstructures, thin-layer deposition technologies) 
• Application of low-temperature plasma for microbial decontamination 
• Development of new diagnostic methods for serious degenerative diseases 
• Engineering of pharmaceutical preparations for personalized medicine 
• Signal processing and early diagnosis of rare diseases 
• Analysis of CT images for surgery and onco-surgery 
• Gait and movement analysis for diagnosis of neurological and orthopedical diseases 
• Development of new advanced materials for the preparation of effective gas separation membranes 

Interested in: 
• R&D cooperation 
• student and research staff exchanges (internships, study stays) 

Link: https://fchi.vscht.cz/research/research-groups 
Professor Andrej Sinica
Associate Professor
sinicaa@vscht.cz

Faculty of Environmental Technology
Research Introduction: 
Research work is focused on isolation, purification, structural characterization, chemical 
modification and potential application of polysaccharides and other potentionally biological 
active compounds from various natural sources (plants, fungi or algae). It involves 
a development and optimising of modern preparative and analytical methods and approaches, 
which is of considerable importance for production of novel food supplements and composite 
materials. The research team works on the identification of polysaccharides in raw materials and 
foodstaff, food ingrediants and supplements, pharmaceuticals and other preparations. An 
attention is also paid to better utilization of natural sources, waste and by-products, application 
of membranes and chromatographic techniques for isolation of valuable compounds, and their 
further application in undustial fields. The research team collaborates with industrial partners 
and other research groups all over the world (Korea, Japan, Portugal, USA).

Expertise: 
• Isolation and identification of polysaccharides from non-traditional food raw materials 
Spectroscopic, chromatographic and physical analysis of polysaccharides and their 
derivatives 
• Polysaccharide based materials (edible films, gels etc) and their characterisation 
• Application of spectroscopic and other analytical methods in characterisation of raw 
materials, foodstaff and other products 
• Conference organisation (annual): International Conference on Polysaccharides-Glycoscience (https://www.polysaccharides.csch.cz/index.html

Relevant projects: 
1. Innovative application of perspective medicinal mushrooms in functional foods and their 
reinforcement of the national production 
2. Algal Biotechnology for Food - preparation of proteins and carotenes by 
heterotrophic cultivation of chlorophyl-deficient clones of microalgae 

Looking for collaborators in: 

• Isolation and identification of polysaccharides from non-traditional food raw materials (algae, fungi etc.) and determination of their biological activities 
• Students and staff exchange programs at all levels (BSc., MSc., Ph.D.) 
• Common grant application and research cooperation

Link: http://sch.vscht.cz/en/
Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU)
Professor Zdenek Becvar
Associate Professor
zdenek.becvar@fel.cvut.cz

Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Research Introduction:
The Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FEE), founded in 1960 as a third faculty, offers first-class education in the fields of electrical engineering, telecommunications, automation, informatics and computer science and engineering. The FEE alone ranks among the top 5 research institutions in the Czech Republic. We generate about 30% of the research output of the whole CTU. 

5Gmobile (5Gm) is a research lab at Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Department of Telecommunication Engineering, focusing on key aspects and challenges related to the future mobile networks and emerging wireless technologies. The aim of 5Gm is to propose new approaches and provide innovative solutions enabling future (5G+, 6G) mobile networks. 

The 5Gm is oriented on topics related to mobility and radio resource management. This includes design of conventional as well as machine learning and artificial intelligence-based control and management algorithms for handover, power control, interference management, load balancing, self-optimization of radio access, cognitive radio, and energy efficient communications. The 5Gm also addresses network architecture issues including MEC, C-RAN and flexible radio access networks. From perspective of 5G, 5G+, 6G scenarios, our research is oriented towards scenarios encompassing device-to-device communications, flying base stations (drones, UAVs), IoT, vehicular communications, and intelligent transportation systems. 

Our lab is equipped with hardware and software for the 3GPP standard-compliant emulation of cellular networks, please see http://5gmobile.fel.cvut.cz/lab/. The emulation is based on a software platform OpenAirInterface (OAI), developed by the OpenAirInterface Software Alliance, where CTU in Prague is member. 

List of recent projects is available at http://5gmobile.fel.cvut.cz/projects/. 

Looking for collaborators in: 
Cooperation and joint projects with universities, research centers and companies in basic and 
applied research related to mobile and wireless networks. 

Link:
https://fel.cvut.cz/en/
http://5gmobile.fel.cvut.cz/
Professor Jan Hosek
Associate Professor
Jan.Hosek@fs.cvut.cz

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering 
Dept. Instrumentation and Control Engineering 
Div. Fine Mechanics and Optics 
Research Introduction:
The division of Fine Mechanics and optics focuses on R&D on methods of precision mechanical 
engineering in mechanical and opto-mechanical devices including opto-electronics. We work in 
areas such as micro-machining, classical and wave optics or holography. We have recently 
developed a system for BTF measurement, miniature 0.6 mm eye endoscope, solar eclipse 
telescope etc. We collaborate internationaly on instrumentation devefopment for CERN, JINR 
Dubna and others.  

Expertise:

We provide optical design (incl. simulations in Zemax), mechanical design (SolidWorks), general 
problems simulation (Matlab), design of ad hoc testing equipment and setups for experiments. 
Our micromachining laboratory is equipped with a unique SODICK AP1 L electro-erosion 
machine, enabling the production of very precise and fine 3D details down to 20 micrometers, 
such as for mold details, and the production of microcomponents and microsystems. 

Projects: 
https://control.fs.cvut.cz/en/research/eye-endoscope/ 
https://control.fs.cvut.cz/en/research/measurement-of-tensile-strain-distribution-in-metal-sheets/

Looking for collaborators in: 
Precise optical, mechanical, and medicine instruments design and development. 

Link: https://control.fs.cvut.cz/en/research-/
Professor Tomas Horak
Vice-Dean for International Relations
horaktom@fd.cvut.cz

Faculty of Transportation Sciences
Research Introduction:
Faculty of Transportation Sciences is a part of the Czech Technical University in Prague founded in 1707 as one of the oldest technical universities in Europe. The faculty was created in 1993 and advocates system approach to transportation.

Expertise:
• Smart and resilient cities 
• Intelligent transportation systems 
• Transportation telematics 
• Transportation planning and modelling 
• Transportation systems design 
• Vehicle technology and simulation, vehicle simulators 
• Materials and mechanics in transportation 
• Air transportation operation and management 
• Professional pilot training 
• Logistics and transportation management 
• Security of transportation systems 

Relevant projects: 
• EU HORIZON 2020 Program: Project “MAVEN – Managing Automated Vehicles Enhances Network“ 
• EU HORIZON 2020 Program: Project “STORM – Smart freight Transport and logistics Research Methodologies” 
• EU HORIZON 2020 Program: Project “nuMIDAS – New Mobility Data and Solutions Toolkit” 
• Technology Agency of the Czech Republic: Project “National Centre of Competence – Cybernetics and Artificial Intelligence “ 

Looking for collaborators in: 
• R & D cooperation 
• cooperation with Czech and Taiwanese industrial partners 
• joint research projects, e. g. under the DELTA program of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic or Horizon Europe 
• faculty and student mobility/exchanges 
• joint study programs (Master/Ph.D. level)
Masaryk University (MU)
Professor Norbert Werner
Associate Professor
werner@physics.muni.cz

Dept. Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics
Research Introduction:
Professor Norbert Werner spent 8 years at Stanford University, mainly studying the influence of supermassive black holes on the hot gaseous haloes, investigating the faint and mysterious cluster outskirts, and working on preparations for the science with the Japanese ASTRO-H/Hitomi satellite. Between 2016 and 2020 he was the leader of the MTA-ELTE Lendulet Hot Universe research group in Budapest, where he helped to initiate the development of CubeSats to detect gamma-ray bursts. Norbert and his team now continue development of CubeSats to detect gamma-ray bursts and he pushes forward plans of development of SmallSats for the GRB follow-up observations.


The High-Energy Astrophysics research group at Masaryk University currently comprises of 7 researchers, 3 PhD and 6 undergraduate students. The research of our group includes the study of the hot gaseous atmospheres permeating massive galaxies and clusters of galaxies, accreting black holes, and enormous stellar explosions called gamma ray-bursts. These are some of the most exciting areas of today's astrophysics, with a potential to also provide observational breakthroughs in fundamental physics. 

For the study of the hot Universe and black hole activity, the group mainly uses X-ray imaging and spectroscopy, radio interferometry, as well as other novel multi-wavelength observations. The groups aims to demonstrate that critically important observations of the high-energy sky, in particular gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), can also be performed by nano- and micro-satellites. 

Expertise:
Members of the High-Energy Astrophysics research group have experience with research and development of gamma-ray instruments. Their capabilities include performing feasibility studies and simulations. In collaboration with Konkoly Observatory, ELTE and Hiroshima University they developed gamma-ray detectors based on CsI scintillation crystals, which are going to be flown on two CubeSats in 2021. 

Current research activities of the high energy astrophysics group are supported by high performance computing resources: starting with 64-core server and recent models of GPUs (proved useful esp. for development of analysis methods based on neural networks) modelling capacities can be scaled up dramatically with the capabilities of the Metacentrum clusters (National Grid Infrastructure) where Masaryk University is one of the key contributors.  On the side of hardware development and testing, the premises of the physics department of the Faculty of Science MU include cleanroom facilities of ISO 5 level where key components could be dis/assembled without any risk of contamination; even larger infrastructure for optical measurements, elemental analysis and nanofabrication is available through one of Core Facilities of CEITEC, common project of MU, Brno University of Technology and other institutions.

Looking for collaborators in: 
The hot atmospheres of galaxies and clusters of galaxies, black hole feedback, and the use of nano-satellites in astrophysics. Our team would like to create a collaboration with institutions and universities in Taiwan to work on these CubeSat and SmallSat projects. 

Link: https://www.physics.muni.cz/en/research/research-groups/high-energy-astrophysics/people
University of Pardubice (UPA)
Professor Tomas Wagner
tomas.wagner@upce.cz 

Dept. General and Inorganic Chemistry
Center of Materials and Nanotechnologies 
Faculty of Chemical Technology
Research Introduction:
Professor Wágner was the solver of the project "Non-volatile memory based on resistive switching in
thin films of chalcogenides", which was funded by Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (partner
of Ministry of Science and Technology, jointly funding CZ-TW projects). The outcomes of the project
resulted in a US patent (publication plan in spring 2021).

Prof. Wagner offers to work on a joint project focused on Ionic conductive resistive memories to test further functional memory elements to investigate the influence of impurities and electrodes on resistive switching parameters.

Link:
Prof. Wagner http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6445-5395?lang=en
Dept. General and Inorganic Chemistry https://fcht.upce.cz/en/fcht/dgich.html
Center of Materials and Nanotechnologies - CEMNAT https://fcht.upce.cz/en/fcht/center-of-materials-and-nanotechnologies-cemnat
University of South Bohemia (USB)
Professor Ivo Bukovsky 
Associate Professor
ibuk@jcu.cz 

Faculty of Science
Institute of Applied Informatics
Expertise:
Both theoretical and applied research of 
• machine-learning algorithms and data analysis techniques (incl. imbalanced and difficult data) 
• computationally efficient neural networks and other computational intelligence methods 
• new systems for anomaly detection and prediction 
• HW accelerated machine learning algorithms (FPGA) 
• computational modelling in physics (FEM) 
• UAV design and UAV control system programming in the areas of our research domains and also industrial experience 
• cybersecurity, networks, data systems, high-performance and cloud computing 
• optical computer networks including QKD and Time & Frequency synchronization over optical fibers. 
• microgrids, power consumption, and energy sources optimization 
• bioinformatics and life science data analysis including medical biology. 
• biomedical system and data analysis 
• computational intelligence for cybernetic systems and adaptive control systems 

Link:
https://www.jcu.cz/about-the-university  
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7715-2841 
Professor Petr Bartoš
Associate Professor
Dean of the Faculty 
bartos@zf.jcu.cz

Faculty of Agriculture
Research Introduction:
A members research team from the Faculty of Agriculture deals with applied research and development in the field of Agriculture 4.0. Currently, the research team solution these projects: 
• Development of a complex system of robotic milking system with simultaneous evaluation of breeding parameters using artificial intelligence methods 
• Development of a system for continuous identification and ethological monitoring of animals in cattle breeding by methods of Artificial Intelligence 
• Development of a stationary system for early detection of udder inflammation in dairy cows using the machine vision methods 
• Development of technical solution for detecting lameness in dairy cows using artificial intelligence methods 
• Improving the quality of milk and its economic indicators by using an automatic monitoring system for selected parameters in real time 

Members of departments using a modernly equipped artificial intelligence laboratory, experimental university farm and cooperating companies. They also have deep experience with the successful implementation of National research grants and international cooperation.

Looking for collaborators in: 
The main areas of interest is the development of algorithms for machine vision, processing data by deep learning for the effective management of agricultural practices, the use of smart sensors for products quality 
monitoring, the use of drones to increase efficiency on farms.

Faculty of Agricultural is greatly motivated to establish connection with reaseach 
organization in Taiwan and find a key partner for solution research projects in the field of Agriculture 4.0. 

Link: http://www.zf.jcu.cz/
Final update: 05.2021
For Incoming & Outgoing Dual Degree Student
【General】

1 What is the “Dual Degree Program (DDP)”?

Dual degrees are based on two separate degree programs, each having its own individual curriculum. Students have to meet the requirements and regulations of each of the participating universities. Upon completion, students are awarded two degrees respectively from each of the participating universities. The following timelines are the minimum requirement. The actual duration for studying depends on the condition of each candidate.

◆ Dual Bachelor Degree Program: Candidates shall spend 2 years respectively at Home Institution and Host Institution.

◆ Bachelor+Graduate Degree Program (3+1+X): Candidates shall spend 3 years at Home Institution for Bachelor at Home Institution, 1 year for Exchange experience and X years for Graduate Degree (MA or Ph.D) at Host Institution.

◆ Dual Master Degree Program (1+1 or 1+1.5): Candidates shall spend 1 year respectively at Home Institution and Host Institution respectively.

◆ Dual Ph.D Program (2+2): Candidates shall spend 2 years respectively at Home Institution and Host Institution respectively.

2  What are the meanings of the terms?

 ◆ Agreement:The framework of the Dual Degree Program

 ◆ Individual Candidate Agreement (ICA):The Agreement custom-made for the candidate to join the Dual Degree. It contains the information of course loading and research plan and should be completed and signed to ensure the rights and duties of the candidate.

 ◆ Home University/Institution:The University / Institution that where the student is currently enrolled as a degree seeking student.

 ◆ Host University/Institution:The University / Institution that you will visit during the Dual Degree Program.

 ◆ Outgoing student:If you are a student whose home university is NTHU, you are an “Outgoing student” for NTHU.

 ◆ Incoming student:If you are a student who enrolled in NTHU”s partner  University / Institution, you are an “Incoming student” for NTHU.

 ◆ DRC:Division of Global Research Collaboration, Office of Global Affairs, NTHU

 ◆ NTHU students:Includes both domestic and international students currently enrolled at NTHU for degree studies.

3  How many Programs are available currently?

I would like to apply for the Dual Degree Program but there is no agreement available. What should I do?

NTHU has 30 University-level Dual Degree Programs and about 25 Programs in the College or Department level. University-level Programs can be found on OGA website. As for the college/department-level programs, students shall confirm the details with the respective colleges/departments in charge. The initiation of a program needs the coincident interests between both Universities.

NTHU students are not allowed to represent the University as the coordinator to negotiate the program or sign the agreement. Please contact your Colleges/Departments or DRC.

4  Is there any available Program in a specific research field?

Available University-level Programs can be found on the OGA website. College or Department level Programs can be confirmed with the Colleges/Departments. If there are no available Programs for you, please contact the related offices (as mentioned in 3) for consulting.

5  Can I join a dual degree program with different majors in Home and Host Universities? For example, I am a student from Department of Chemistry in NTHU, can I apply for the Dual Degree Program to study in the Department of Chemical Engineering in Host University?

For NTHU students, this is possible if there is no restriction/regulation in the Dual Degree Program and if you obtain the support from advisors and both Departments.

For students from other universities, please contact the office in charge of dual degree program in your University to confirm the details.

6  Is there any restriction on nationalities?

For NTHU student, there is no restriction on the nationalities for University-level Programs. For the regulation of College or Department level Programs, please consult the corresponding offices as listed here ( tab "College/Department-level Programs").

For non-NTHU students, please contact the office in charge of dual degree programs in your University to confirm the details.

【Schedule and the Procedure of Application】
1 How can I apply for the Programs? Who can I contact for consulting?
 

For NTHU students:

* Find at least one advisor at each University

* Plan Your Dual Degree Program. Consult with advisors and DRC, NTHU (at MXIC Building, next to the parking entrance)

* Submit your application to DRC at least 6 months before you arrive Host University physically. Deadline for submitting the application might differ between programs. Please check the regulation of each program.

* For College or Department Programs, please consult the corresponding offices ( tab "College/Department-level Programs") for details.

* The contact of each University-level Programs can be found here.

 

For non-NTHU students, please contact the office in charge of dual degree programs in your University to confirm the details. After your University submits the application officially to NTHU, corresponding office in NTHU will help you with the administrative procedure.

2  Where can I download the context of the original agreement?

We cannot agreement. Please make an appointment with DRC for further consultation.

3  What kinds of documents should I prepare for the Dual Degree Program? Are there requirements for language proficiency?
 

For NTHU students seeking for Dual Degree Program, you must need to fill out the application form and provide required documents. You will have to complete a similar procedure of Host University as well. Certificate of English language skills depends on the Program requirement.

For non-NTHU students, please contact the office in charge of dual degree programs in your University to confirm the details. After your University submits the application officially to NTHU, corresponding office in NTHU will help you with the administrative procedure.

4  How can I plan for the duration of studies in Host University and Home University? Is there any suggestion?

There are two kinds of duration regulation should be followed.

(1) Registration duration requirement:
- Master: registration at NTHU for least 1 year (2 semesters)
- Ph.D: registration with NTHU for least 2 years (4 semesters)
- The regulation might differ for different programs.

(2) Visit duration: There are no particular regulations for most Programs as long as the schedule accords with the University Act (大學法) and National Tsing Hua University Academic Regulations (清華大學學則). For NTHU students, we provide following examples for your reference:


 ◆ Example A - Tohoku & Phys, NTHU Program


 ◆ Example B


 ◆ Example C – NTHU & Liverpool


 ◆ Example D – NTHU & Liverpool


 ◆ Example E – NTHU & Liverpool

5  Are interviews part of the admission process?

Interview is required for several programs. The advisors and departments you are going to enroll in might also request an interview with you depending on the situation.

6  I have found one advisor at each University already. Will OGA negotiate my Individual Candidate Agreement (ICA)?

OGA will assist you to review the contents of ICA if you are joining a University-level Programs. Before the review, you need to contact your advisors at both institutions for the research plan and filled out the required information in the ICA. After completing the draft, DRC will help you review the ICA to avoid any possible violation of the main agreement or related Acts. After the ICA is finalized, you will need to acquire the signatures to complete the procedure. 

For College or Department Programs, please consult the corresponding offices ( tab "College/Department-level Programs") for details.  

7  If I get the admission for Dual Degree Program, can I postpone studying abroad?

We strongly suggest you stick to the original plan. The postponement might affect your admission and the rights of the other candidates.

【Fees and Scholarship】

1  Should I pay the tuition fees to both Universities? Is there any support on accommodation?

Generally, registration fee (for application) at Host University will be charged but the tuition fee is waived. The fees for accommodation, insurance, internet might be charged separately. If the on-campus accommodation is promised in the agreement, you still have to pay for the accommodation.

Some universities will request you to pay the Program Fees, Social Fees, and Registration Fees. Please contact DRC for details.

2  How much money I should prepare in terms of living expenses? How can I find accommodation?

Living Expenses differ between counties and living standards. We recommend you to consult Host University for basic information and then evaluate by yourself. Some Universities promise on-campus accommodation; if not, there will be a coordinator to provide suggestions on accommodation.

3 Is there any scholarship for the programs?

Some Host Universities offer scholarships, guaranteed salary, and assistantship. You can check the programs for more details. In addition, NTHU provides Dual Degree Program Scholarship on a competitive basis.

【Graduation Requirement】

1  As a Graduate student, do I need two Thesis for graduation in two Universities?

Generally, you are only requested to complete one thesis for graduation in both Universities. In other words, once being agreed by both advisors and met the regulations in both Universities, you can graduate with one thesis. Regulation might differ between programs, please be sure you read through the program before you apply.

2  How many courses / credits / ECTS I have to take in Home University and Host University? Are there any requirement on publications or open lectures?

Generally, you have to complete all requirements for both Universities. There might be extra requirements in the agreement. Please confirm with your department and the contact in DRC.


Update: 05.2021
For the regulation of College or Department level Programs, please consult the corresponding offices as listed.
  Partner University College / Department 合約到期日
Dual Ph. D. Program City University of Hong Kong Institute of Nuclear Engineering and Science
Department of Engineering and System Science
2022/8
Osaka University College of Life Science Permanent
Osaka University College of Science Permanent
Tohoku University Department of Materials Science and Engineering 2024/12
Czech Technical University in Prague Department of Power Mechanical Engineering 2022/12
Université de Bordeaux Department of Materials Science and Engineering 2023/01
Université de Lorraine College of Engineering 2025/6
Dual Master Degree Program Tsinghua University Department of Materials Science and Engineering  
Tsinghua University Department of Engineering and System Science 2021/10
Tsinghua University Institute of Nuclear Engineering and Science 2021/10
Singapore Management University College of Technology Management 2023/2
Harbin Engineering University College of Nuclear Science 2021/8
École internationale des sciences du traitement de l'information Department of Computer Science Permanent
The State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brooks University Dual Master Program for Global Operation Management 2028/11
UC Riverside College of Technology Management 2025/11
University of Texas at Arlington College of Technology Management-EMBA 2030/3
Dual Bachelor Degree Program Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Department of Physics 2023/4
École pour l'informatique et les nouvelles technologies Department of Computer Science 2021/7
EM Normandie Business School College of Technology Management 2023/7
University of Victoria College of Technology Management Coming soon!
Bachelor + Master Degree Program
/
3+1+X Program
University of Science, Ho Chi Minh City Department of Materials Science and Engineering 2022/12
Singapore Management University College of Technology Management 2022/9
Singapore Management University College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 2023/3
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (CTM) College of Technology Management 2024/7
University of Texas at San Antonio College of Technology Management 2022/7