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學位論文/計畫口試時程公告                                           Thesis/ Proposal Defense Schedule Announcement

日期

Date

地點

Venue

時間

Time

研究生

Postgraduate

指導教授

Advisor

考試

Examinations

01/22

Q007

13:00-16:00

吳翊捷

李宇軒

碩士學位論文答辯

歐洲研究所|莫內計畫 Jean Monnet Module of GIES

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Introduction

Graduate Institute of European Studies (GIES) is an independent institute affiliated with the College of Eurasian literature which established in 2016, and also only the "Institute for European Studies" in southern Taiwan. Since its establishment, the institute is oriented to Europe and European Union affairs, it specialized in European politics and economics, language and society, history, philosophy, and Eurasian relations fields. GIES in southern Taiwan is also the leader of European research which committed to cultivate talents with professional capabilities in European politics, economics, and international affairs in order to provide basic knowledge of domestic and foreign political and business needs.


At the present, the institute is formed by 5 full-time faculties and 9 part-time faculties who are majoring in Europe and European Studies affairs and are well-known scholars in Taiwan. The research and teaching field are covering the field of politics, economics, law, society, culture, and international relations. Moreover, full-time and part-time faculties from different departments, such as: Department of International Affairs, Ursuline Education Center are hired to give lectures depending on the need of the courses. GIES sometimes also invites guest professors to give lectures for students in order to expand their international perspective on understanding the EU affairs. The institute annually produce academic papers related to Europe, and undertake many of country’s research projects. In 2019, full-time professors received the only EU Monnet Programme in Taiwan, and offer a Monnet Programme’s course which continuously promoting and innovating the education of the institute.


In recent years, The European Union has been actively strengthened its foreign relations, particularly the relation between Europe and Asia. On 19th September 2018, The EU proposed “Connecting Europe and Asia-Building Blocks for an EU Strategy”. The European Union officials even have written to Taiwanese media that EU wish to strengthen the relationship between Taiwan and Europe. Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that Taiwan and the EU have a close bilateral exchange and are willing to continue the cooperation with EU and its member states in order to promote the strategic link between the two parties in transportation, digital, economy, energy, and humanities domains. Hence, the cooperation with Europe and European Union will be regarded as an important foreign policy, therefore the exchanges and contacts between Taiwan and EU will develop steadily and matured.


In the course of history, European integration has achieved unparalleled achievements. The European Union plays an important role internationally which the future of development prospects will be highly concerned by the world. With the growing importance of European research, GIES will continue to strengthen teaching and academic research capabilities of European studies, cultivating talents in European research, and advancing the importance of European academic research development in Southern Taiwan.

Development of specialties

This institute emphasizes that both academic research and professional development are equally important. The development of specialties is divided into research and teaching aspects:

Research

  1. GIES continue to deepen its research on Europe and European Union, also on politics, economics, social, cultures, etc. related domains. With the goal of becoming the point of Institutions for European Studies in the southern Taiwan, developing exchanges and cooperation with Europe, the EU, and the other regions of the world.
  2. By enrolling and cultivating graduate students in European studies, this institution promotes education and research of Europe and European Union in Southern Taiwan, inspires more young students to enter the field of European studies, and provides a rich academic resource environment for students who have just started their academic careers.

Teaching

  1. The courses design by our institution are depth-related with political, economic, social, and cultural topics in the European countries. Moreover, the topics of Eurasian relations and focusing on the discussion of European affairs, cross-cultural topics and EU studies.
  2. Emphasizing individual counselling, promoting European mentorship.
  3. Professional courses are integrated from theory and practices. Also, through special lectures, cultural forums, industry collaborative teaching courses and internship courses (domestic and international) GIES will enhance cross-field power and workplace competitiveness.

Objectives

  1. To develop students' professional ability in discussing issues of the European Union.
  2. To cultivate European language-speaking and cross-cultural communication talents.
  3. To develop broadly internationalized visions for students as well as a decent global mobility.
  4. To cultivate srudents' ability in thinking and researching independently, in composing reports and in completing the thesis.

Skills

  1. Professional skills on EU and European International political and economic affairs
  2. Foreign language communication and expression skills
  3. Research and write professional papers skills
  4. Innovative thinking and unique research skills
  5. Evaluating, analyzing, and problems solving skills
  6. Practical application and employability

Career after graduation

  1. Students can continue studying for doctor's degree in the member states of European Union or our sister schools.
  2. Students can work in public offices (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Culture, Overseas Community Affairs Council and Tourism Bureau).
  3. Students can work in Foreign Representative Offices of European countries or Latin America in Taiwan.
  4. Students can devote themselves to jobs related to international business, culture, and arts.
  5. Students can work as professional staff in transnational cultural enterprises, Exchange Foundations and international political, economic and social Organizations.