Dept. of Agricultural Economics held the “Academic Research Ethic Symposium”
In order to inform students the latest regulations on academic research ethics as well as to equip them with right understanding and attitude when doing researches, the Ministry of Education has been listing academic research ethics as required courses for all master’s and Ph.D. students since 2017 academic year. As a result, the Dept. of Agricultural Economics held “Academic Research Ethic Symposium” with attendees of its senior undergraduate students and Executive Master’s students on 28th of March.
In the morning section the department organized a speech on “Academic Ethics and Intellectual Property Rights” by Prof. Chung-hsin Chang, the assistant professor of the school of law of Soochow University. Prof. Chang, an experienced law professor who used to work in the public sector and specializes in intellectual property rights on academic research, shared students with the current regulation on academic ethics of the ministry of technology and ministry of education, as well as the real cases of the violation on academic ethics and academic papers. He further identified the actions of Plagiarism and self-plagiarism and finished the speech by sharing how to properly make use of other’s papers when conducting academic researches.
In the afternoon section, the symposium is joined by Prof. Chia-Chao Chu, the executive secretary of the Ethic Committee on Social Science Studies of National Taiwan University by making the speech with the topic of “the Core Spirits and Related Cases of Research Ethics” Being the expert on research ethics, Prof. Chu started his speech by analyzing the relation between academic ethics and research ethics to identify the circumscription, definition and the history of research ethics. He then mentioned what the negative social impacts will be if research ethics are neglected. Also he remind all researchers of what need to be reminded about research ethics when organizing and executing researches by elaborating the core spirits and cases of research ethics, both in Taiwan and abroad.
Despite being a formal academic symposium with professional knowledge on law, these two well-experienced professors successfully avoid making the speeches rigid ones by providing interesting and lively cases and examples. All students had been very well benefited from this successful symposium.