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Kuan case: Time to review funding

By Chen Ping-hsun 陳秉訓

The ministry should initiate a large-scale investigation into how serving as an independent board director is beneficial to the normal duties of a university professor and issue reasonable rules and regulations.

Finally, the government has limited resources and when allocating them priority should be given to those who take academic activities seriously.

I have not received a research grant from the Ministry of Science and Technology for the past three years, and have therefore had to focus even more on academic research to make up for this shortcoming.

Seeing Kuan receive such a large share of research resources from my old school and even being elected as NTU president while making very little academic contribution to the school leaves one feeling relatively deprived.

The ministry should use this case to review subsidy-related regulations and put its resources to better use.

Chen Ping-hsun is an assistant professor at National Chengchi University’s Graduate Institute of Technology, Innovation and Intellectual Property Management.

Translated by Chang Ho-ming

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