ITRI Graduate Scholarship Program (Ph.D.) Targets International Academic Talents

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Whether seeking to pursue a doctoral degree in world-class science and engineering universities, or connect with the top-notch high-tech companies and R&D institutes, ITRI's International Graduate Scholarship Program in Taiwan offers both academic and employment opportunities to fulfill students' aspiration.

This year, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) in Taiwan announces an exciting development opportunity in science & technology frontier -- The International Graduate Scholarship Program -- to offer foreign MS degree holders a comprehensive 4-year scholarship to pursue their Ph.D. in Taiwan and make their dreams come true.

To recruit international talents, as the leading driver for industries in Taiwan, ITRI cooperates with National Tsing-Hua University (NTHU) and National Chiao-Tung University (NCTU) to present a new project--ITRI Graduate Scholarship Program (Ph.D.), which includes scholarship and internship project for research & development. The international graduate student accepted into this program will gain a ticket to study his/her Ph.D. degree in NTHU or NCTU University, famed for their achievements in the science & technology frontier.

The foreign graduate in this program can obtain a total tuition subsidy as well as a monthly scholarship of US$ 900. Even more exciting, many renowned IEEE Fellows are included on the guiding professor list in this program. Working in ITRI for further research & development will be realized once a graduate completes his/her study credit, with an extra stipend for Research Assistantship provided during the dissertation research as well. Additionally, after graduation, a job opportunity at ITRI may be offered, providing participants the chance to develop their career in science & technology research.

What makes Taiwan an excellent environment for foreign students to do research? Why can ITRI's program offers the premium surroundings for international graduates with abundant resources? Taiwan is among the most important high-tech centers in the world, renowned for 3C (computer, communication and consumer) electronic products and technologies, and therefore it is vibrant for technology entrepreneurship. Because of this, researchers and high-tech enterprises in Taiwan are extremely active and innovative in science & technology development. ITRI, for encouraging more students to develop tech in Taiwan, has established this research-expense-free project to recruit more outstanding international graduates worldwide.

Over the years, ITRI has nurtured more than 160 new enterprises, including the top two international semiconductor firms famed in Taiwan, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (tsmc) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), both of which were both spun off from ITRI's laboratories.

ITRI also provides an outstanding environment for individual career development. Since 1973, more than 19,000 'alumni' of ITRI have gone on to successful careers in high-tech industry, including more than 70 CEOs. Additionally, in order to encourage innovation and patent development, ITRI shares with researchers 25% of royalty revenue generated by their patents.

The major research frontiers for this program includes electric machinery, electronics, optoelectronics, and information technology. Worldwide talented MS holders or graduates in these fields are sincerely welcomed to apply for the program (the other related project for Master's Degree option is also included). Please prepare your application documents as soon as you can before March 31, 2009. The exciting freeway for technical career is now open to you.

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