Collaboration between NYCU and NICA to Research Longevity Field and Foster Smart Medical Achievements


NYCU becomes NICA’s first partner in Taiwan.

Both Taiwan and the United Kingdom are facing the crisis of aging populations. Taiwan is set to enter a super-aged society by 2025, with one in every five people being 65 years old or above. In addition to relying on government initiatives to increase long-term care funding to delay health decline, how can the academia and industry sectors assist?

In response to this challenge, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU) and the UK’s National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on March 19th. We aim to address the issue of societal aging through methods such as big data analysis.

NICA is a global organization funded by the UK government, dedicated to research and analysis in aging and longevity. NYCU, as NICA’s first partner in Taiwan, will collaborate to conduct international research and development in areas related to aging society. In addition to exchanging Taiwan’s experiences with the world, this partnership aims to encourage academia and industries in Taiwan to pay more attention to innovative research and development in longevity.

Presidential Advisor Jong-Chin Shen pointed out that Taiwan will welcome a super-aging society next year, with 4.85 million people over the age of 65 across the island and a quarter of counties and cities experiencing aging populations. Accelerating the health industry is imperative. NYCU has long been concerned about aging issues, sharing interdisciplinary smart medical achievements at the Taiwan Healthcare+ Expo annually. Through collaboration with NICA this time, it is expected to accelerate the promotion of government policies, focusing on smart living and fostering products and services friendly to older adults.

President Chi-Hung Lin stated that aging is not merely a health issue; it will also transform economics, society, public health, and national defense security. Taiwan is facing a critical moment, similar to the UK and many others. This collaboration not only leverages NYCU’s expertise in health, longevity, and aging science but also demonstrates Taiwan’s commitment as a member of the international community to work together towards establishing a world of active and healthy aging, achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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