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Establishment of the Instrument Development Center, NCKU


Adopted at the 1st Research & Development Council Meeting, Dec. 18, 1995

Amended at the 5th University Council Meeting, May 1, 1996

Amended at the 1st Research & Development Council Meeting, Dec. 20, 2004



In order to meet the needs of research and industrial-academic cooperation, and to improve the standards of teaching and research, the NCKU has established the Instrument Development Center (hereinafter referred to as the “Center”) under the Office of Research and Development in accordance with Article 10 of the Organizational Charter of the University.



The main tasks of the Center are as follows:

1.         To integrate and plan common instrument and equipment.

2.         To provide consulting service on instrument and analytical techniques.

3.         To support equipment manufacture, instrument maintenance and calibration.

4.         To do inspection, analysis and evaluation entrusted by public and private institutions.

5.         To train instrument analysis and maintenance personnel.

6.         To conduct research on measurement technology.

7.         To research other instrument-related topics.



The Center is headed by a Director, who is an associate professor or above or a researcher or professional technician at the same level or above and is recommended by the Vice-President of the Office of Research and Development. The Director shall be appointed by the President to take charge of the business of the Center. The Director shall serve a term of three years and shall be re-appointed once.



The Center has an advisory committee composed of 9 to 15 members, who meet at least once a year to review the Center's development policy, work plan, budget, performance and staff assessment. The Vice-President of the Office of Research and Development (as convener) and the Director of the center (as executive secretary) are ex-officio members of the committee. The rest of the members shall be appointed by the President upon the recommendation of the Vice-President of the Office of Research and Development. The members shall serve a term of one year and shall be re-appointed consecutively.



The Center is divided into three major divisions, instrumental analysis, mechanical and electrical maintenance, and measurement technology. The Heads of Divisions should be a member of NCKU faculty or research fellow, recommended by the Director of the Instrument Development Center and approved by the Vice-President of the Office of Research and Development for the appointment by the President.



The Center shall have placements for administrative staff, researchers, technicians, and specialists of instruments of rarity for the provision of professional services and research work. The personnel required shall be allocated within the total staff number of the University. With the approval of the University’s President, the Center may hire consultants on and off campus when necessary.



These regulations shall be implemented after being approved by the University Council and shall be amended in the same manner.


These regulations were translated from the original Chinese. In the event of any discrepancies between the two versions, the Chinese always takes precedence.







National Cheng Kung University

Instrument Development Center




1.The Center will soon to add a couple of specialists of rare instruments to its technical team of currently 16 technicians, when MOE approval comes available through NSC coordination.

2. Due to the change of government rule in recruiting technical personnel, the Center has left two posts of technicians vacant since the recruitment application was approved in 1990. At present, the Center will fill the posts with two specialized in rare instruments, while seeking approval to phase in a total of six technical specialists: two in machinery fabrication and four in electrical and electronics engineering.

3. The Center currently has two administrative members, one to assist the Director and the other, the three divisions.

4. Depending on the actual need of research projects, the Center will phase in maximum eleven researchers