Taiwan’s National Sun Yat-Sen University and University of Latvia have had successful scientific cooperation for years. The professors of the joint team decided to form a research center on physics between Taiwan and the Baltic States. The center was named Taiwan and the Baltic States Research Center on Physics (TBRCP) and had its grand opening on the 12th of March, 2020 at the Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia (ISSP UL).

The opening ceremony of TBRCP was accompanied by ten delegates of NSYSU, representatives of the Taipei Mission in the Republic of Latvia, members of the Parliament of Latvia, as well as representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, University of Latvia and ISSP UL. During the ceremony, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Senior Vice President of NSYSU, Dr. Yang-Yi Chen and Prorector of UL, Prof. Valdis Segliņš, and then the opening ceremony was performed. After the ceremonial opening, lectures were held on the current topics in physics by researchers from both ISSP UL and NSYSU.

Andy Chin, the Representative of Taipei Mission in the Republic of Latvia gave a remark and mentioned that the establishment of TBRCP would strengthen the cooperative relationship between Taiwan and the Baltic States. Dr. Mitch Chou, the Vice President of NSYSU remarked the aim of the TBRCP was to promote bilateral exchange of education  and scientific research collaboration, specialising in Condensed Matter Physics, Material Science and Optoelectronics. Functionalities of the Center include student and professor exchange visits, usage of measurement devices for research, along with mutually beneficial seminars about the latest methods and results. Director of ISSP LU, Dr. Mārtiņš Rutkis congratulated  the inauguration of TBRCP and hoped it a significant step toward more international innovative projects and scientific discoveries.

All pictures from opening ceremony (photo by Reinholds Švarcs): https://www.flickr.com/photos/183956645@N04/albums/72157713460532477/with/49651232128/


Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia

In over 40 years of experience, the Institute is internationally recognised and a leading research center in Latvia. Currently, the Institute employs about 100 highly qualified doctors, besides conducts internationally competitive research, educates students and offers innovative research solutions for industrial needs.


Līga Bikše

Coordinator of Taiwan and the Baltic States Research Center on Physics  


Phone (UL ISSP): +371 67 187 816

E-mail: Liga.Bikse@cfi.lu.lv


National Sun Yat-sen University

One of Taiwan’s top five-ranked research university, NSYSU consists of 7 Colleges, 21 Departments, 17 Graduate institutes, 56 Master’s and 31 PhD degree programs having more than 9,500 students along with 510 faculty members. In the QS World University Ranking by Subject in 2019, 15 subject areas of NSYSU are admitted in the highly-ranked, and ten research fields including the all fields entered the global top 1 % in Essential Science Indicators (ESI) ranking in 2020.


Mitch, Ming-Chi Chou

Vice President for Research and Development, NSYSU

Phone: 886-7-5252000*2600

E-mail: mitch@faculty.nsysu.edu.tw