Director of the Economic Division of the Taipei Representative Office in Slovakia visited CNIC

On February 15, 2023, Chairman of the Board of CNIC, prof. RNDr. Pavol Miškovský, DrSc., welcomed Director of the Economic Division of the Taipei Representative Office in Slovakia, Shao-Lin Hu, during her visit to Košice.

Mrs. Shao-Lin Hu was presented with the activities and mission of CNIC, the current state of its implementation, and a visualization of the modern campus. Within the research carried out in our centers, Mrs. Shao-Lin Hu was particularly interested in progressive materials, biomedical technologies, green and clean technologies, as well as quantum and information technologies.

In line with the strategy of the Central and Eastern Europe Investment Cooperation Fund, Mrs. Shao-Lin Hu expressed willingness to provide R&D contacts for Taiwanese companies in the areas relevant to research of CNIC centers. According to Mrs. Shao-Lin Hu, CNIC has an extraordinary potential for the development of the region of East Slovakia. The director was also interested in the concept of industrial PhD programs, which CNIC plans to introduce in cooperation with its industrial partners so as to prevent brain drain. Such action will enhance cooperation of universities with the high-tech industry.

In addition to all its activities, CNIC is becoming an educational institution. The Taipei Representative Office offered to cooperate in this area as well – through Taiwanese scholarship stays (Taiwan Scholarship Program, Taiwan Semiconductor Scholarship, etc.), university/CNIC students could enrol at universities with leading positions in world rankings (e.g. National Taiwan University, National Tsing Hua University, etc.).

“At CNIC, we always like to welcome visitors with a constructive approach to the development of our region and the country. They offer their support, contacts and, in the case of the visit of Director Shao-Lin Hu, also the opportunity to visit to Taiwan and present Cassovia New Industry Cluster directly to Taiwanese companies, which has great potential for our region,” said prof. Miškovský after the meeting.