Origin

Since 2013, under the support of the National Science Council, National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) started an Institute for Research Excellence in Learning Sciences with Pennsylvania State University. In the year of 2018, Taiwan’s Ministry of Education launched a five-year Higher Education Sprout Project to reinforce international competitiveness through facilitating universities’ development of cutting-edge research institutes. The Institute for Research Excellence in Learning Sciences (IRELS) was thus funded to foster international influence and make significant contributions through outstanding research.