IIAS signs memorandum of understanding to support the Taiwan Studies Programme at Leiden University

29 June 2022

The Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University & the International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden and the Department of International and Cross-Strait Education, Ministry of Education of the Republic of China (Taiwan), represented by the Education Division of the Taipei Representative Office in the EU & Belgium signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly support the Taiwan Studies Programme at Leiden University and to enhance education and research about Taiwan and Taiwan’s culture and society within the Netherlands.

On Wednesday, 29 June 2022, IIAS director Philippe Peycam (photo) signed a new MoU for the period between 1 February 2023 until 31 January 2026.

The Chair of Taiwan Studies will be established at the Faculty of Humanities and IIAS, and provides a Professorial Fellow position for a visiting scholar in Taiwan Studies. The Professorial Fellow can invite one master’s degree or PhD student affiliated with the Professorial Fellow’s home institution to come to Leiden for a short-term study or exchange visit during the Fellow’s stay.