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 have 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 and 31 January 2026.

This agreement continues the Taiwan Studies Chair established at the Faculty of Humanities and IIAS for the next three years. It provides a Professorial Fellow position for a visiting scholar in Taiwan Studies for one or two semesters at a time. Under the terms of the new agreement, the Professorial Fellow may also invite one Master's 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.