Prof. Tse-Kang Leng
Fifteen years have passed since the founding of the Institute of Political Science at Academia Sinica (IPSAS). Under the leadership of Professors Wu Yu-shan and Lin Jih-wen, IPSAS has both consolidated and grown. Facing an ever-changing domestic and international environment, IPSAS will continue its efforts in pursuing academic excellence. At the same time, we will endeavor to insist upon our founding principles and maintain flexibility.
Full academic freedom and autonomy are the founding pillars of our academic integrity. The mission of IPSAS is to lead academic trends and develop paradigms. While we nonetheless struggle to cope with increasing pressures with patience and resolve, such continuous efforts in ensuring academic freedom will certainly lay a solid foundation of stability and growth for IPSAS in the future.
Moving forward, IPSAS will not confine itself in the ivory tower. Wide-ranging theoretical exploration and field trainings strengthen our belief that academic research must be rooted in the domestic soil. At the same time, we shall not isolate ourselves from the international trends of political, social, and economic transition. As a member of the global village, IPSAS will contribute to the improvement of the local as well as global commons.
IPSAS is, above all, a big family. We believe that an atmosphere of tolerance and pluralism will certainly create a friendly environment suitable for growth and stability. With this in mind, let us work together to make IPSAS a bastion of academic truth.
August 01, 2017