NTUST candidate drops out of race

WORKING OVERTIME? NTU professor Lee Duu-jong denied that he had held a part-time position at a Chinese university or joined China’s Thousand Talents Program

Taipei Times
Date: Sep 16, 2020
By: Wu Po-hsuan and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer

A candidate for the post of National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST)

National Taiwan University professor Lee Duu-jong is pictured in this undated photo.
Photo: Taipei Times file photo

president yesterday dropped out of the race following a report questioning his links to Chinese academia and government programs.

Lee Duu-jong (李篤中), a professor at National Taiwan University’s (NTU) chemical engineering department, was a member of China’s Changjiang Scholars’ Program in 2006 and was on the list of its Thousand Talents Program in 2017, a report by Chinese-language Mirror Media magazine said yesterday.

The article said that Lee is suspected of having held a part-time job at the Harbin Institute of Technology in China and was the recipient of as much as 6.5 million yuan (US$958,000) in Chinese research grants.

Lee, who had previously served as NTUST vice president, issued a statement denying that he had held a part-time position in China.    [FULL  STORY]

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