Taiwan semiconductor manufacturing and packaging industries are in the world leading place. The production revenue has reached 2.8 trillion NT Dollars in 2022. Declining birthrate in recent years has seriously affected the continuous expansion of the national key semiconductor industries. In response to the policies of the Executive Yuan and the Ministry of Education, NSYSU proposed an innovative industry talent work force training innovative mechanism which was reviewed and approved by the Ministry of Education to establish the College of Semiconductor and Advanced Technology Research and formed the Institute of Advanced Semiconductor Packaging and Testing. The institute plans to cultivate 80 students in master degree every year, and will recruit oversea and PhD students in the future, according to the needs of the industry, in order to further strengthen the leading position and maintaining sustainable competitiveness of Taiwan semiconductor packaging and testing industry.
To consolidate semiconductor manufactures industry and academic cooperation, students have 3-year study program for the degree. First year, attend lessons at university. Second and third year, combined practical research and internship at world leading corporates and enterprises. The faculty is teamed up university professors with industrial experienced masters, curriculum and the technical research topics is designed to meet the industries development need. The cooperate enterprises provide practical training, includes location, advanced equipment and instruments, also the mentoring team to students. Students will be able to combine academic learning and practical application (1-year school lessons plus 2-year practice and research internship). Students may also apply corporate scholarship amounts to more than 1 million NT Dollars, which greatly reduce the financial burden of students, and upon graduation get an employment in the corporation. NSYSU is actively fulfilling its social responsibilities by cultivating talents needed for the development of the semiconductor industry in Kaohsiung area and at national level. The university expects to have more young people to settle in Kaohsiung and become members in Taiwan semiconductor packaging and testing industry national team.
The institute especially focuses on students’ professional skills. Students are expected to be trained and equipped with professional skills, which can fully meet the development needs of the national key industries, be employed upon graduation to fill up the existing shortage of scientific and technological talents in Taiwan’s semiconductor manufacturing and packaging industries. Through the above-mentioned industry-university talent cultivation innovative mechanism, our college are expected to strengthen the breadth and depth of university-industrial collaboration, furthermore, improve the technological research effectiveness and efficiency, and create a win-win situation for the country, industry, university and students. Special thanks to the Ministry of Education for approving the subsidizing nearly 50% of the funds from the National Development Council, and three benchmark partner enterprises (ASE Group, OSE, Ltd., and Winway Technology) for jointly contributing more than 50% of the funds.