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Taiwanese Science and Technology Minister questioned on technology in schools

29 March 2019

The Education Committee questions the Taiwanese Science and Technology Minister and a panel of academics on how the country is preparing its students and workforce for the challenges of the fourth industrial revolution.

Witnesses

Tuesday 2 April in Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminister

At 10am

  • Minister Liang-Gee Chen, Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology
  • Professor Yuh-Jzer Joung, Director General Science & Technology Policy Research and Information Centre
  • Professor Jiun-Huei Proty Wu, Director of Science and Technology Taipei Representative Office in the UK
  • Yun-Nung (Vivian) Chen, Assistant Professor Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taiwan University

Purpose of the session

Questions to the panel are likely to focus on the types of knowledge and skills taught in schools in Taiwan, the development of the country's artificial intelligence research centre and how the current workforce is being retrained.

The Taipai Representative Office in the UK has submitted written evidence to the Committee's inquiry, which is examining how best to prepare people for the challenges and opportunities presented by the emergence of new technologies.

During a session on Wednesday 3 April, the Committee will put points raised throughout the inquiry to Education Ministers Anne Milton MP and Nick Gibb MP. The meeting is also the final session in the schools and college funding inquiry.

Further information

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