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International Doctoral Program in Asia-Pacific Studies

Since 2008, the International Doctoral Program in Asia-Pacific Studies (IDAS) is the first to offer English-taught doctoral studies in Asia-Pacific Studies in Taiwan. 

IDAS has been attracting students from all over the world who have shifted their attention to the Asia-Pacific region’s rapid development and formed a research interest in the region. IDAS adapts “regional research science” as its main developmental strategy, and focuses its studies on issues integral to the Asia-Pacific region.

The IDAS program brings an interdisciplinary understanding of the Asia-Pacific region and offers students courses and research with a unique optic from Taiwan.

Strategically Designed Study Plan

The International Doctoral Program in Asia-Pacific Studies (IDAS) offers an ample selection of English-taught courses and it requires students to complete 30 credits and to select at least one of four major tracks:

Political Economy

Society and Culture

Public Governance

International Relations

In addition to the coursework, students will have to complete other requirements such as presenting a paper at an international conference or publishing, an original dissertation, and a qualifying exam. These tasks are designed to polish our students’ research abilities and make sure they are ready for graduation.

Interdisciplinary Research Program

The International Doctoral Program in Asia-Pacific Studies (IDAS) provides interdisciplinary integrated research and wishes to foster leadership in students by helping them share academic supplies.

As a doctoral program dedicated to academic excellence, IDAS focuses on giving students the opportunity to become experts in their field and places an emphasis on the combination of theory and practical research.

Additionally, in order to create a more diverse learning environment, students from different countries enrolled in IDAS are encouraged to engage in daily exchanges with one another so they can better understand people from different cultures.