Taipei, Columbia University Ink MOU on Cooperation

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Taipei, Columbia University Ink MOU on Cooperation

Taipei, Columbia University Ink MOU on Cooperation

Mayor Hau Lung-bin signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) of Columbia University on September 23 (Taipei Time).

The MOU will allow city officials to attend short-term study programs at the academic institution, making it the third city-school cooperation secured during Hau’s term as Mayor of Taipei. The City has also established similar collaboration projects with the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the Lee Kuan Yew (LKY) School of Public Policy in Singapore. According to the agreement, public servants of the city government who meet required language requirements and submit relevant study plans are eligible to apply for the oversea training opportunity. The city government will also dispatch its personnel to SIPA to study in areas concerning public affairs, such as urban planning, regional research, urban and rural development, and financial policies. Hau noted that Columbia University has a strong academic reputation, especially in the fields of social science and public policy. He believes that the international exchange program will enable city officials to better formulate policies with an international perspective, thereby contributing to the development of Taipei.He remarked that Taipei’s public bicycle rental system, senior hygiene policies, and the planning of major international sports events are just some of the examples where public servants have drawn upon the experience from their studies at LSE and LKY School of Public Policy.

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  • Updated: 2014-9-25 16:32
  • Reviewed: 2014-9-25 16:31
  • Source: Department of Information Technology, Taipei City Government

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