The Center expects to “to elaborate local value to pursue global excellence” and to actively research and to develop adaptation technologies in order to establish a sustainable and resilient society. RCFE collaborates with Academia Sinica, National Applied Research laboratories, and National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction to provide courses and training programs, and general education, making the center a cradle to foster students and next generation scientists with literacy in sustainability. We also actively participate in international organizations such as Belmont Forum, Future Earth, Integrated Research on Disaster Risk. The ultimate aim of Center’s international partnership is to amplify our research capacity on sustainability, and to pursue a vision of a future with humanity in symbiosis with the Earth, by connecting with scientists and international organizations.
We pursue four core themes: climate change, Earth surface dynamics, environmental pollution, and social-ecological systems, to promote academic breakthroughs and technological innovation.
We provide an international graduate program, an interdisciplinary undergraduate course, and training workshops to foster future talent.
We actively promote international programs with our partners to generate the innovative knowledge to resolve trans-national environmental challenges, and to build the capacity for global sustainability.
“Our faculty and research staff come from six departments, including Department of Geosciences, Agricultural Chemistry, Geography, Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering, Graduate Institute of Environmental Engineering, and Oceanography. Resources and expertise of members in different fields are integrated to achieve the objective of conducting interdisciplinary research in sustainability science.”