Richard Y C Chang received his master degree in European studies at Tamkang University, Taiwan in 1979. He joined the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST, formerly National Science Council (NSC)) in 1985 where he has been working since then for international programs. He had been program director for various cooperative programs ranging from European countries, North America, South Africa, Oceanic countries to Russian Federation, etc. He has successfully established scientific collaborations for Taiwan with many countries. He has been posted to MOST’s offices abroad in Ottawa of Canada, Chicago of the US and Bonn of Germany. From September 1, 2013, he was assigned as director of Science and Technology Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles which covers Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, Kansas, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Hawaii with a mission to promote bilateral scientific collaborations with Taiwan. The main mission of his assignment is to promote bilateral scientific collaborations between Taiwan and the U.S.