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UW receives $1.8 million from Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs in support of Taiwan Studies

December 8, 2020

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As the Taiwan Studies Program of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington enters its fourth year, the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has provided a $1 million endowment to support the Program operations, and a further $800,000 grant to establish a Taiwan Arts and Culture program for the western United States. The gift and grant will strengthen Taiwan Studies at UW and introduce Taiwan artists and cultural exhibits to the Pacific Northwest.

UW President Ana Mari Cauce and Director-General Daniel Kuo-ching Chen of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office of Seattle met on December 8 to sign a Memorandum of Understanding in a virtual signing ceremony.

“This MOU is an important achievement for the Taiwan Studies Program and for the Jackson School,” said Jackson School Director Leela Fernandes. “The Taiwan Studies program has become a distinguished member of the Jackson School’s thriving Asian Studies centers and programs. This will stand out in the national landscape of international studies schools.”

Read the full release here.