Asus opens joint research centre with National Taiwan University

21-Dec-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 5:02 AM Print This Post

Asus announced the establishment of the Asus-National Taiwan University (NTU) Joint Research centre in Taipei on Monday (December 20).

The centre looks to combine talent from the business and academic sectors with the goal of cultivating future leaders in smart technology fields, according to an Asus press release. With over $3.5 million (NT$97.47 million) in R&D investments, the centre will focus on areas including advanced electromagnetics, next-generation computers, Internet-of-Things, and artificial intelligence.

“Combining the innovation capabilities of Asus with the solid academic research foundation of NTU, we are setting a new standard for industry-academia collaboration while bringing Taiwan’s R&D capabilities to greater heights on the international stage,” said Asus Chair Jonney Shih at the unveiling ceremony.

“NTU and Asus have built a long-term relationship, and we are taking this further with the establishment of the centre. NTU professors across diverse research fields, from electrical engineering and computer science to medicine, are committed to the future development of the centre,” added NTU President Kuan Chung-ming.

The centre will put special focus on three areas: terminal and edge device technology, internet and multimedia, and data science and smart healthcare, the press release said. NTU and Asus will be consolidating R&D resources and pulling from seven NTU departments as well as National Taiwan University Hospital.

In addition to investment support from Asus, the research centre will also be subsidised by the Academia-Industry Research centre from Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology.


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