University Consortium of ALMA-Taiwan (UCAT)

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is the largest ground-based astronomical project ever built. With the combined power of unprecedented sensitivity, angular and spectral resolution, frequency coverage, and imaging fidelity, ALMA is a general purpose instrument for research in all field of astronomy, astrophysics, and cosmology. With the funding support from Academia Sinica (AS) and Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan joined the ALMA project in 2005 and constitutes the ALMA-Taiwan (ALMA-T) Project. The ALMA-T consists of two principal groups: Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA) and University Consortium of ALMA-T (UCAT). By conjoining seven major universities in radio astronomy, UCAT was established in 2007 with its primary mission to prepare and promote ALMA sciences.

The UCAT Center for ALMA Science Advancement (tuCASA)

The key to the success of ALMA-T is to successfully foster future generations of scientists and engineers at universities. To achieve this goal, comprehensive user support at the university level is essential. Hence, the UCAT center for ALMA Science Advancement (tuCASA) is established to support ALMA sciences and, more fundamentally, to expend the ALMA user community in Taiwan for the best ALMA sciences.

Latest News


UCAT Seeks Applicants for the 2017 UCAT Graduate Fellowships
Friday, 23 June 2017

The UCAT (University Consortium of ALMA-Taiwan) announces the 2016 UCAT Fellowship Program, which provides outstanding graduate students opportunities for research with ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array).  UCAT fellows are expected to carry out science projects within the wide framework of ALMA-related sciences in collaboration with faculty members on the seven UCAT campuses, including National Central University, National Tsing Hua University, National Taiwan Normal University, Read more… “UCAT Seeks Applicants for the 2017 UCAT Graduate Fellowships”

Three ALMA Postdoctoral positions at UCAT
Tuesday, 18 April 2017

The UCAT invites applications for 3 postdoctoral positions working on ALMA-related sciences.

Scientists with radio interferometry background are preferred; however, all candidates with a PhD in any area of astronomy interested to conduct research using ALMA are encouraged to apply. UCAT postdoctoral fellows are expected to conduct their research at one of the seven UCAT Universities. Being in a Taiwanese research institute, UCAT postdoctoral fellows have the privilege to apply for Taiwan’s share of observing time for ALMA, SMA, CFHT, JCMT, SMT and the 12m of ARO. Read more… “Three ALMA Postdoctoral positions at UCAT”

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