Transnational Research Center for Semiconductors

National Chiao Tung University is Taiwan’s top research university, cultivating countless outstanding high-tech talents, creating a national state-of-the-art technology industry and making outstanding contributions to the society. For developing talents, enhancing the vigour of teaching and research, and exerting the development of international academic competitiveness, we take the semiconductor field of Taiwan and Chiao Tung University as the main axis, and takes the International College of Semiconductor Technology (ICST) as the hub, combining the School of Electrical Engineering, the College of Engineering, and the School of Science. The ICST is established to be a “comprehensive platform for semiconductor industry talent cultivation” to nurture high-level innovative talents in international semiconductors. ICST builds its platform with a network through international cross-domain research institute and semiconductor research centers in the field of semiconductors, including international research centers such as the “Gas Gallium High Frequency Power Amplifier Research Center” and the “Smart Semiconductor Nano System Technology Research Center”, along with the United States, Japan, Belgium and other countries as the main collaborators, including institutions such as the United States UC Berkeley, UCLA, Tokyo Institute of Technology, the University of Leuven, Belgium. The establishment of intensive and long-term bilateral cooperation research, dual degree and semiconductor international lectures, upgrades National Chiao Tung University in expending students exposure internationally and deepening the academic research of professors.

Bilateral research cooperation with internationally renowned universities

We will send outstanding doctoral students to study and develop their international outlook, enhance their professional knowledge and research capabilities to our collaborators globally. In terms of dual/double-degree program, we collaborate with Tokyo University of Technology, Tohoku University, the University of Leuven, Belgium, IMEC, and UCLA, US, IIT-Delhi, IIT-Madras and many more top institutions with a focus on global talent placement.

Internationally renowned scholars stationed in guidance

In addition to the international lectures on semiconductor technologies, ICST invites many internationally renowned scholars to visit Taiwan for lecture and research, and serve as a visiting professor and mentor for ICST. To name a few scholars we invite, such as Academician, Prof. Chengming Hu (UC Berkeley), and Academician, Prof. Hsiang-Tsung Kung (Harvard University). Academician, Prof. King-Ning Tu (UCLA), Prof. Tsu-Chin Tsao (UCLA), Prof. Jason Woo (UCLA), Prof. Hiroshi Iwai (TIT), Prof. James Hwang (Lehigh University), Joachim Wüerfl (FBH), etc. Studying at ICST, NCTU, students enjoy the opportunity to absorb academic knowledge from well-known experts and scholars from various countries, and even discuss and explore experimental research and other issues with leading academics.

International Symposium on Semiconductors

Through seminars and mutual visits to promote the cooperation between professors and graduate students in international exchanges, more than five international seminars are held annually with ICST, not only for local students to see the international trend in the field of semiconductors, but also for teachers and scholars from all over the world. Further cooperation opportunities have enabled the college to become competitive internationally.

International semiconductor industry cooperation

International College of Semiconductor Technology (ICST) not only invites world-class academic experts, but also elites from the International Semiconductor Industry like TSMC, MediaTek, Delta, Hanwei Optoelectronics, Pengcheng Technology, Halo Technology, Dianqi Technology and many other international companies to establish close cooperation, to invite industry experts and R&D personnel to join the teaching team to guide graduate students and provide opportunities for students to learn from top teachers in the industry. For example, Dr. Jack Sun, deputy general manager of TSMC, has recently been appointed as a lecturer at ICST, giving students more experience and sharing from the industry. In addition, through the industry-university cooperation program between teachers and enterprises, and the Ministry of Education’s industrial cooperation scheme to nurture doctoral and R&D talent programs. The college invites companies to invest in human resources and equipment resources, joint research on semiconductors, and to provide scholarship resources for outstanding students. ICST also collaborates with major companies in the semiconductor industry to hold corporate briefings, providing students with more industry internships and opportunities for future career development.