Fourth industrial revolution: Education Committee to question Taiwanese Science and Technology Minister and academics – Tuesday 2nd April at 10am

The Taiwanese Science and Technology Minister and a panel of academics will be questioned by the Education Committee on how the country is preparing its students and workforce for the challenges of the fourth industrial revolution.

Questions to the panel are likely to focus on the types of knowledge and skills taught in schools in Taiwan, the development of the country’s artificial intelligence research centre and how the current workforce is being retrained.

The Taipai Representative Office in the UK has submitted written evidence to the Committee’s inquiry, which is examining how best to prepare people for the challenges and opportunities presented by the emergence of new technologies.

During a session on Wednesday, the Committee will put points raised throughout the inquiry to Education Ministers Anne Milton and Nick Gibb. The meeting is also the final session in the schools and college funding inquiry.

Witness schedule

Tuesday 2 April at 10am, Committee Room 15

  • Minister Liang-Gee Chen, Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology
  • Professor Yuh-Jzer Joung, Director General Science & Technology Policy Research and Information Centre
  • Professor Jiun-Huei Proty Wu, Director of Science and Technology Taipei Representative Office in the UK
  • Yun-Nung (Vivian) Chen, Assistant Professor Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taiwan University

The meeting will be broadcast live on Parliament TV.

Committee Membership: Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP (Con, Harlow), Lucy Allan MP (Con, Telford), Ben Bradley MP (Con, Mansfield), Marion Fellows MP (SNP, Motherwell and Wishaw), James Frith MP (Lab, Bury North), Emma Hardy MP (Lab, Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle), Trudy Harrison MP (Con, Copeland), Ian Mearns MP (Lab, Gateshead), Lucy Powell MP (Lab Co-op, Manchester Central), Thelma Walker MP (Lab, Colne Valley), William Wragg MP (Con, Hazel Grove)

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