Richard Chang

Richard ChangRichard Y C Chang received his master degree in European studies at Tamkang University, Taiwan in 1979. He joined the National Science Council in 1985 where he has been working since then for international programs. He had been program director for various cooperative programs ranging from European countries, North America, South Africa, Oceanic countries to Russian Federation, etc. He has successfully established scientific collaborations for Taiwan with many countries.

He has broad experiences in NSC headquarter as well as in overseas. He has been posted to NSC’s offices abroad in Ottawa of Canada, Chicago of the US and Bonn of Germany. From November 15, he was assigned as director of Science and Technology Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles which covers Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico and Hawaii with a mission to promote bilateral scientific collaborations with Taiwan. From September 1, 2013, he serves as director of NSC’s office in Houston as well. Altogether he is responsible for 17 states of the U.S. plus Southern California. The main mission of his assignment is to promote bilateral scientific collaborations between Taiwan and the U.S. He peaks fluently English, German, French and Spanish. He is married and has two sons.