Vincent Rollet


Email: [email protected]


Associate Professor, Graduate Institute of European Studies, Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages

Research fields

– Foreign policy and health (Taiwan, China)
– Regionalism and Interregionalism (Asia-Europe)
– Asian and European official Development Aid (ODA)
– Health and Security



2004-2010 PhD in Political Science (International Relations), (Suma cum laude with the Congratulations of the Board of Examiners), Institute of Political Science, Paris, France (Sciences Po Paris);
2007 Certificate of NGO administrator delivered by HUMACOOP, Grenoble, France;
2001-2003 Master Degree in International Relations, Institute of Political Science, Paris, France (Sciences Po Paris);
1998-1999 Bachelor of Art (Hons) in Political Science, University of St Quentin-en-Yvelines, France;
1997-1998 Bachelor of Art (Hons) in Contemporary History, specialization: Law/Economy, University of Lille III, France

Positions Held

2017-Present Associate Professor, Graduate Institute of European Studies, Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages, Kaohsiung, Taiwan;
2019-2022 Academic coordinator, Jean Monnet Module on EU and Environmental Health;
2011-2015 Assistant Professor, French Department (2011-2015), Graduate Institute of European Studies (2015-2017), Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages, Kaohsiung, Taiwan;
Each summer since 2014 Visiting Professor of European Studies, European Summer Programme, Catholic University of Lille, France. Course: “Introduction to European Studies: History, Politics and Society” (36 teaching hours in July).
February 2015 Visiting professor, Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Seminar on “Taiwan’s Health Diplomacy” to Master students. 15 teaching hours.

2011-Present Research Associate, French Centre for Studies on Contemporary China (CEFC), Taipei, Taiwan;
June-September 2014 Visiting Researcher, United-Nations University-Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS), Bruges, Belgium. Research on 1) EU’s health regionalism, 2) EU’s Health Interregionalism with Asia and Africa, and 3) EU’s role in global health.;
2009-2010 Coordinator, of a weekly ‘Global Health in Practice Forum’, Taipei Medical University (TMU);
2007-2009 Research assistant, Health Division, Taipei Representative Office in the EU and in Belgium, Brussels.

since 2015 Advisor on European Affairs, Asian Health Literacy Association;
Since 2020 Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI), Horizon Europe, Taiwan Innovative Humanities & Social Sciences National Contact Point (NCP) 歐盟歐洲地平線計劃台灣國家聯絡據點創新推動聯盟(子計劃四)- 創新推動人文 NCP;
2010-2014 Advisor on European Research Cooperation, Taiwan Health National Contact Point of the EU Framework Programme on Research and Innovation (FP7 / Horizon 2020);
2009-2011 Advisor on European Affairs, International Office, Taipei Medical University (TMU).

Research Grants

2021-2022: Principal Investigator – “Transnational Engagement of Asian and European Cities in Global Health. A comparative study of its modalities, achievements and main challenges”. Grant from the Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST 110-2410-H-160-002).

2019-2021: Principal Investigator – “EU’s Health Bilateralism towards Vietnam and the Philippines: Modalities, Functionality and main Challenges”. Grant from the Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST 108-2410-H-160-009-MY2)

2018-2019: Principal Investigator – “The European Parliament and Global Health: Competence, Influence and Main Challenges” Grant from the Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST 107-2410-H-160-007)

2018-2019: Principal Investigator – ‘EU’s Development Aid for Health (DAH) in Southeast Asia’ Grant from Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages

2017-2018: Principal Investigator – ‘Taiwan’s participation in health multilateralism within international organizations: Modalities, Implications, Objectives and Main Challenges’. Grant from the Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST 106-2410-H-160-008)

2017-2018: Principal Investigator – ‘ASEAN’s response to Communicable Diseases’ Grant from Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages.

2015-2017: Principal Investigator – “Comparing Health Interregionalism between Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific” Grant from the Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST 104-2410-H-160-001-MY2)

2013-2015: Principal Investigator – “Asia-Europe Health Interregionalism”. Grant from the Taiwan Ministry


1, Related to Taiwan and Asia
– Book
Vincent Rollet (2016), Taiwan’s Foreign Policy and Communicable Diseases. A Global Involvement with identity and security dimensions [In French], Academia – L’Harmattan, Louvain-la-Neuve, September, 150 p.

– Book chapters
Vincent Rollet (2018), ‘ASEAN’s Response to Communicable Diseases: Nature, International Cooperation and main Challenges’. In S.C.Y Ku and H. Chien (eds.) Southeast Asia. Beyond Borders and Boundaries, Wenzao University Press, June, pp.159-186.

Vincent Rollet (2017) Taiwanese and Chinese Health Diplomacies in South Pacific: Identity and Security dimensions (In French). In: S.A Wardi, J.M Regnault et J.F Sabouret (eds.), L’Océanie convoitée, CNRS Editions & Api Editions, Paris-Papeete.

Vincent Rollet (2016), “Recent Evolution, Persistent Challenges and Future Direction of Taiwan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) and its Comparison with European Aid” In: Vincent Rollet (ed), Approaches and Implementation of Asian and European Official Development Assistance (ODA), Academia- L’Harmattan, Louvain-la-Neuve, July, pp.59-77.

Vincent Rollet (2012), Global Health Diplomacy (In Chinese). In P. Chang, International Health, Huaxing Press, Taipei, June, pp.395-417.

Vincent Rollet (2011), “HIV/AIDS in Taiwan: National and transnational responses of Taiwanese NGOs”, in: F. Eboko, F. Bourdier (eds.), Collective mobilization against HIV/AIDS in the world, IRD Press, Paris, March, p.113-145 (in French).

– Peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals
Vincent Rollet (2021). Taiwan’s participation in the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE): Modalities, Functionalities, and Challenges. International Journal of Taiwan Studies, (Emerging Sources Citation Index, ERIH Plus) August. https://doi.org/10.1163/24688800-20211209

Vincent Rollet (2014), “Framing epidemic as an issue of national security: The case of SARS and H5N1 in Taiwan”, Extrême Orient-Extrême Occident, September.

Vincent Rollet (2013), Negotiating Health Access at the Global Level: Processes, Concretizations and Challenges of Global Health Diplomacy”(In French), Etudes Internationales (Canada), March 2013, pp.109-130.

Vincent Rollet (2012), “Control and Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases by 2016: A Challenging Commitment for the WHO Western Pacific Region”, Health Diplomacy Monitor, December, p.17-20.

Vincent Rollet (2009), “Transnational origin of a local response to HIV/AIDS in Henan Province”, China Perspectives, [Special Feature: Chinese Society confronted with HIV/AIDS], no.72, p.p.17-28.

Vincent Rollet, Peter Chang (2008) “An alternative to better global health”, World Medical Journal, Vol.54, No.3, p. 83-84.

Vincent Rollet (2006), “New concept of security and management of epidemics in China “ (in French), Politique et Sociétés, (Canada), vol.25, no.2-3, pp.69-103.

Vincent Rollet (2005), “Taiwanese NGOs and HIV/AIDS: From the national to the transnational», China Perspectives, n.60, pp.16-29.

Vincent Rollet (2005), “Obstacles, dynamism and challenges for Taiwanese NGOs in the fight against HIV/Aids » (in French), Face à Face. Regards sur la santé, ADES, UMR CNRS Université Bordeaux II, N.7, June, pp.19-30.

– Articles (Newspapers, …)
Vincent Rollet, (2017) “Taiwan persona non grata à l’Assemblée Mondiale de la santé” (台灣被世界衛生大會列為不受歡迎人物), Le Temps (Switzerland), Geneva, 10th May.

Vincent Rollet and Peter Chang (2011) “Taiwan’s health diplomacy: time to move forward”, British Medical Journal [Rapid Response to Ilona Kickbush’s article], 24 June.

Vincent Rollet (2005) “Prevention and control of HIV/AIDS in Taiwan “ (in Chinese), Renlai, Esprit/Institut Ricci, December, pp. 58-63.

Vincent Rollet and Peter Chang (2011) “A future for Taiwan’s new health diplomacy”, Taipei Times, 20 October 2011, p.8.

Vincent Rollet and Peter Chang (2009), “A Short snapshot in a history spanned 38 years in between: Interview with Dr. L. Verstuyft, the Representative of the WHO in Taiwan from October 1968 to December 1971”, WHO AFSM Quarterly News, Geneva, n.77, July-September.

Vincent Rollet (2006), “Protect the right of People living with HIV/AIDS”, Taipei Times, 17 july 2006, p.4.

– Academic reports
Chapters on “Health cooperatives” (p49-66), “HIV/AIDS situation” (p.67-81) and « Access to healthcare at the local level”(p.82-122) in : Ricci Institute of Taipei/ Sanofi Aventis, China : The Health of the Poorest People, September 2007, Taipei-Paris, 127 p.

– Book reviews
Susan Hunter, AIDS in Asia. A Continent in peril, Palgrave/MacMillan, 2005, 288p, In China Perspectives, no.96, July-august 2006, p.59-61.

Evelyne Micollier (ed.), Sexual Cultures in East Asia: The Social Construction of Sexuality and Sexual Risk at a Time of AIDS, Routledge/Curzon, 2003, 279p., In China Perspectives, no.94, April 2006, p.68.

2, EU-Related
– Book
Vincent Rollet (ed.) (2016), Approaches and Implementation of Asian and European Official Development Assistance (ODA), Academia-L’Harmattan, Louvain-la-Neuve, July, 174 p.[ISBN: 978-280-610-2959]

– Book Chapters
Vincent Rollet and Ana B. Amaya (2016) ‘The EU and transnational health policy networks: a case study of interaction with the Global Fund’. In S. Kingah, V.A Schmidt and W. Yong (eds.), The European Union’s Engagement with Transnational Policy Networks, Abingdon: Routledge, pp.28-42.

Vincent Rollet (2015) ‘The EU as a Health Actor in Asia: EU-Asian Interregional Response to Highly Pathogenic and (Re)-emerging Diseases’. In H-D Su (ed.), Asian Countries’ Strategies towards the European Union in an Interregionalist Context, National Taiwan University (NTU) Press, Taipei, pp.323-350.

Vincent Rollet, Peter Chang (2015) ‘The European Union as a Global Health Actor’. In Y-C Chang (ed.) The Role of the EU on the World Stage (In Chinese), NTU Press, July, pp. 459-508.

Hung-Chung Fu, Vincent Rollet (2012), ‘French youth in action in Europe: Trends and Challenges’ (In Chinese) In Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages, Power to change the World, European Youth in Action, Caves Book Press, August, pp.11-21.

– Peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals
Vincent Rollet (2021). Shaping European Union’s global health initiatives. What role for the European Parliament? Journal of Contemporary European Studies (SSCI), June. https://doi.org/10.1080/14782804.2021.1933399

Vincent Rollet & Armin Ibitz (2021) ‘Framing Covid-19 as an Environmental Health Issue: Narratives in Europe and their interpretations’, Journal of Languages and International Studies, Vol.25, June, Kaohsiung.

Vincent Rollet (2019) ‘Health Interregionalism in Combating Communicable Diseases. EU Cooperation with ASEAN and the African Union’, Regions and Cohesion (Scopus), Vol.9, Issue 1, March.

Vincent Rollet (2017) ‘Influence of EU-ASEAN health interregionalism on Regional Health Governance’, Asia Europe Journal (SSCI), Vol. 5, Issue 3, September, pp.243-259.

Vincent Rollet, Ana B. Amaya (2015) ‘The EU and transnational health policy networks: a case study of interaction with the Global Fund’, Contemporary Politics (SSCI), Vol.21, N.3, September, p.258-272.

Ana B. Amaya, Vincent Rollet, Stephen Kingah (2015) ‘What’s in a word? The framing of health at the regional level: ASEAN, EU, SADC and UNASUR’, Global Social Policy (EconLit, Scopus), N.2, Vol.15, August

Vincent Rollet (2013) ‘Négocier l’accès à la santé au niveau mondial: Processus, concrétisation et défis de la diplomatie sanitaire mondiale’ [Negotiating Health Access at the Global Level: Processes, Concretizations and Challenges of Global Health Diplomacy], Etudes Internationales, March, pp.109-130.

Vincent Rollet, Peter Chang (2013) ‘Is the European Union a global health actor? An analysis of its capacities, involvement and challenges’, European Foreign Affairs Review (EFAR) (EBSCO, Scopus), Vol.18, Issue 3, August, pp.309-328.

Vincent Rollet (2009) “Taiwan-Europe: a constructive and sane relationship that needs to be further developed. Interview with Kau Ying-Mao” (In French), Monde Chinois, no.18, Summer, p.100-106.

– Articles (Newspapers,…)
Vincent Rollet, Peter Chang and PC.Yang, “More room for Taiwan to join EU researches”, Taipei Times, 17 February 2011, p.8.

– Academic Reports
Vincent Rollet (2012) 1st Research Exchange Workshop on Social Determinants of Migrants’ Health Across Asia and Europe, Proceedings, Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), Singapore, November, 39p.

Vincent Rollet (2008) Migration: Challenges and Opportunities for Health Systems in Europe and beyond, Taiwan Seminars Series, Brussels, May, 11


1, Related to Taiwan and Asia
Vincent Rollet, “ASEAN’s response to Communicable Diseases: Achievements and Main Challenges”, 2017 Wenzao International Conference on Southeast Asian Studies – Beyond Borders and Boundaries, 27 October 2017, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Vincent Rollet, “Taiwan and China Health Diplomacies in the Pacific. What Identity and Security Dimensions ?], Conference on « Convoyed Oceania”, University of French Polynesia (UPF) /CNRS, Paris, 14-15 September 2015.

Vincent Rollet, “Specificities, Challenges and Future Evolution of Taiwan’s Development Aid”, 5th Congress on Asia-Pacific, Réseau Asie/CNRS, Paris, 09-11 September 2015.

Vincent Rollet, “Taiwan’s Involvement in Global Health”, International Health Training Workshop, Taiwan International Health Centre (TIHC), Taipei, 26 March 2014.

2, EU-Related
Vincent Rollet, “The multifaceted implications of Brexit on health in Europe and beyond.” International workshop on “Brexit and Development in Europe”, Tamkang University, Taipei, 12th April 12th, 2019.

Vincent Rollet, “What role for the European Parliament in global health?”, 1st Wenzao European Forum on ‘Europe and the Development of Global Politics and Economy in the 21st Century’, Wenzao University, Kaohsiung, 14 December 2018.

Vincent Rollet, “ EU’s Diversity, Achievements and Main Challenges”. Workshop (6h), National Taitung University (NTTU) (Taiwan), 8th December 2018.

Vincent Rollet, “EU’s Development Assistance for Health towards Southeast Asia” Wenzao International Conference on Southeast Asian Studies 2018, 26 October 2018. Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Vincent Rollet, “EU health interregionalism with ASEAN and the African Union”, Wenzao Workshop on the European Union (EU), Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 10 November 2017.

Vincent Rollet, ‘ Emmanuel Macron’s foreign policy and its potential consequences for Asia’. Workshop on “The impacts of 2017 French Presidential Elections”, Taiwan- Asian Education, Science and Culture Association & Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taipei, 11 May 2017.

Vincent Rollet, “EU-ASEAN Health Interregionalism: Infectious Diseases as a common challenge”, Weekly research seminar, United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) Bruges, 30 August 2014.

Vincent Rollet, “Nature and Functions of Asia-EU Interregional Response to Pandemic Influenza”, Paper presented at the 2013 Asian Pacific Roundtable on the European Union Studies on ‘Foreign and EU Policies of Asia Pacific Countries in the Emerging New Regional Orders’, Hualien, Taiwan, 29-30 January 2013.

Vincent Rollet, “The EU as a global health actor”, Conference on “EU as a global actor” organised by the Taiwan EU Centre, National Taiwan University (NTU), Taipei, 7 December 2012.

Vincent Rollet, “Is the European Union a Global Health Actor? Reviewing its involvement and influence in global health to better appreciate its challenges”, Paper presented at Taipei Medical University (TMU) Global Health Policy Workshop, Taipei, 26 November 2012.

Vincent Rollet, “Summary and main conclusions of the 1st Research Exchange Workshop on Social Determinants of Migrants’ Health across Asia and Europe”, as Special Rapporteur of the Asia Europe Foundation (ASEF)/ Casia Asia (Spain) Workshop on Social Determinants of Migrants’ Health across Asia and Europe, Barcelona, 8-9 March 2012.

Vincent Rollet, “Regional response to global health issues: The involvement of regional institutions in the fight against infectious diseases in Asia and Europe”, 5th Congress of the Asian Politics and International Studies Association (APISA5), Taichung, 24-25 November 2011.

Vincent Rollet, “Taiwan and the 7th EU Framework Program for Research (FP7): Experience and challenges in the health area”, Workshop on EU Research Programme and National Contact Points, European Commission, Brussels, 24 November 2010.

Vincent Rollet, “European-Asian Cooperation in the new era“, Monthly Seminars of the CEFC, Academia Sinica, Taipei, 10 December 2004.