To educate astronomy graduate students in Taiwan, ASIAA is working in close coordination with academic institutes such as National Taiwan University, National Central University, National Tsing Hua University, National Taiwan Normal University, National Cheng Kung University, Tamkang University and Fu Jen Catholic University, in encouraging and supporting their students to take part in frontier research in astronomy. Faculty, staff, and students at the universities are all welcome to take part in the research programs at the ASIAA and to make use of all the astronomical instruments. ASIAA provides a rich opportunity for students at all levels to carry out frontier research under the supervision of our research staff. In addition, students can participate in the various projects carried out by ASIAA under the guidance of both local researchers and international partners.
ASIAA is a research institute, so no degrees can be offered. Nevertheless, many graduate students are working for their degrees under joint supervision of ASIAA faculty members and professors in their own universities. Several ASIAA faculty members currently teach courses or offer astronomy lectures at various universities. ASIAA offers a Summer Student Program for promising undergraduate students to gain research experience in astronomy.
Talented undergraduate and graduate students, usually those who have participated in ASIAA Summer Student Program, can find part-time employment to conduct research with a selected mentor. This provides a deeper and richer research experience, which is important preparation for further graduate studies in astronomy and astrophysics. Promising Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students can also find full-time employment as a research assistant to enhance their research experience before applying to graduate schools in local or overseas universities.