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Introduction of African Industrial Research Center of National Chung Hsing University

I. Establishment Plan of Africa Industrial Research Center (AIRC) of National Chung Hsing University (NCHU)

A. Purpose of NCHU to establish the African Industry Research Center

1. The Kingdom of Eswatini is considered as the most important foundation for the layout of the African market. AIRC want to help Taiwanese Enterprises to establish the cooperative relationships and consider the development potential from the country's industries, following items are priority: agricultural technology, power and transportation construction, and advanced talent training.

2. To assist the related industries of Taiwan to grasp the opportunity of African business and to expand to other friendly countries. 

B. Organizational structure

The mission of this center is to be responsible for the integration and implementation of African industry-related teaching and research development, promotion services and talent cultivation. 

C. Business Scope

National Chung Hsing University is a comprehensive university with strengths in agriculture, life sciences, and engineering. Combining the school's research, development capabilities and educational resources, it assists Taiwanese businessmen in the Kingdom of Eswatini and other friendly countries in Africa. The working items are listed as follows:

1. Improvement of the crop mass production.

2. Mass production of cash crops, vegetables and fruits.

3. Mass production planning for the livestock industry.

4. Design and planning of aquaculture systems.

5. Agricultural mechanization and development of protected culture.

6. Introduction of basic industry (civil engineering, machinery manufacturing, electrical engineering, energy engineering, livelihood industry, petrochemical equipment, etc.) and talent training.

7. Integrated management system of the agriculture, fishery and animal husbandry and industrialization planning.

8. Training of advanced researchers and intermediate management.

9. Training of industrial technicians (agriculture, livestock, light industry, information industry, energy industry, etc.).

10. Investigation and development of industrialized plants and animals.

11. Investigation of social, cultural, political, and economic issues in African countries and suggestions for Taiwan's industrial development in Africa.


II. Recent (2020-2022) work items

A. Industrial development

1. Investigation of investment opportunities for agriculture and food processing industries of the Kingdom of Eswatini.

2. Investigation of development opportunities for light industry, people's livelihood industry, and medical industry of the Kingdom of Eswatini. Then to activate the Biotechnology Park in the Kingdom of Eswatini..

3. Investigation of economic growth of East and South Africa and evaluate the opportunity of the Taiwanese Investment.

4. Investigation of Economic Growth of West Africa and evaluate the opportunity of the Taiwanese Investment.


B. Information Collection

1. Collection of the information for Chinese Academic Units related to African studies, for example the Center for African Studies in the Peking University

2. Collection of the information for Chinese Industry Investment in Africa, includes Agriculture, Minerals, Industry, and Commerce.

3. Collection of the information for the status of Taiwanese investment and Africa industries.

4. Held the seminars about the opportunity of the Taiwanese Industrial Development in Africa


C. Education and training

National Chung Hsing University establishes an Eswatini Bachelor Program, is called “The International Bachelor Program of Eswatini”.

1. University Degree Class: 2 + 2

For the 1st and 2nd year, studying at University of Eswatini

For the 3rd and 4th year, studying at National Chung Hsing University (NCHU)

2. Dual degree system

Get both Bachelor degree: University of Eswatini and NCHU.

3. Eswatini classes can be sub-grouped:

(1). Agriculture-

Agriculture: agronomy, horticulture, soil fertilizer, pests and diseases, agricultural machinery, protected culture.

Livestock: Breeding, production, processing, livestock management.

Aquaculture: breeding, production, feed production, fish processing.

(2). Engineering-

Civil, Mechanical, Industrial, Power Applications

4. 2 years at Chung Hsing University, the teaching is all in English.

5. Arrange internship courses in winter and summer vacations with a received internship salary

6. National Chung Hsing University hires an Eswatini professor as the class tutor (pay by National Chung Hsing University)

7. Examples of the cooperation

National Chung Hsing University has a bird and poultry evolution and genomics research center, and has a gene bank of chicken breeds around the world. Cooperation with the Kingdom of Eswatini can enrich this gene bank. With co-breeding, new varieties of poultries could be breed.