The goal of the Graduate Institute of Photonics and Optoelectronics (GIPO, formerly named Graduate Institute of Electro-Optical Engineering), National Taiwan University is to educate the next generation of leaders in the field of photonics and optoelectronics. Currently, the Institute grants master and Ph.D. degrees. We promise to provide the finest educational and research experience in photonics and optoelectronics to all our students.
Established in 1992, the former Chairmen are Professors Hung-chun Chang, Hen-Wai Tsao, and C. C. Yang. Presently, the GIPO consists of 34 full-time professors, and two distinguished chair professors, Chen-Shui Tsai and Tinye Li. Our success can be seen from the attracted best and brightest 321 graduate students, among them, 115 students are in Ph.D. program, and 206 students are in master program. In addition, a staff of 5 provides the Institute excellent administrative support.
Photonics has been one of the fastest growing industries during the last decade both in Taiwan and around the world. Vigorous pace of progress on photonic technologies generated a US$40-billion (i.e. NT$1,360,000,000,000.) revenue for Taiwan in 2006. This success can be expected to continue well into the new century as more people and more appliances continue to be connected by more bandwidth at more places. One of the GIPO missions is to provide basic as well as applied research to support the long term development of the photonics industry.
The pursuit of outstanding has no limit and boundary. Outstanding in graduate education and innovative research initiatives play a key role at GIPO. In accordance to the vibrant change in photonics industry, the development of new research and education programs are as dynamic as the field of photonics itself and is the foundation of our bright future.