Global environmental change is one of the greatest threats facing the planet. National Taipei University (NTPU) established the Center for Global Change and Sustainability Science (CGCSS). The CGCSS, officially launched in August 2012, is dedicated to the inter-disciplinary researches on global change and sustainability science. The CGCSS has a director, an executive secretary, research fellows, and an advisory committee. In order to facilitate the function of research group and promote integrated research, the CGCSS currently includes five research divisions, namely, resource & environmental governance division, spatial planning division, global environmental change & industrial transformation division, urbanization & global environmental change division, and disaster & risk management division.