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Taiwan: Twelve local universities make list of Asia’s top 100

National Taiwan University

National Taiwan University (NTU) ranked 21st in this year’s Asian university rankings released on Monday by the UK-based higher education information provider QS, cementing its position as the country’s highest-rated university in the annual survey. Twelve local universities were included in Asia’s top 100 this year. The highest performers were National Taiwan University (21st, up one place from last year), ... Read More »

Government to hold trade pact presentations at universities

National Taiwan University

As a student-led protest against the trade-in-services agreement with China continues to blaze, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) is planning to hold presentations at universities to explain the government’s views on the controversial accord to students. Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs Duh Tyzz-jiun will head an MOEA team assigned to address the pact at schools, with his maiden show ... Read More »

Nine Taiwan universities ranked among top 500

National Taiwan University

Nine Taiwanese universities made a list of the world’s top 500 that was released by the Center for World-Class Universities (CWCU) in Shanghai. The rankings, compiled annually by the center since 2003, are based on each school’s number of Nobel Prize winners and Fields Medalists among alumni, the number of cited papers and the number of papers published by the ... Read More »

US schools vie for partners in China

Indiana University Bloomington

US universities are seeking out partnerships in China, hoping to broaden their international reach and provide academic and research opportunities for students and faculty, as two campus presidents’ trips to China show. The University of Pennsylvania “is deeply committed to its engagement in China”, said Amy Gutmann, president of the Ivy League school in Philadelphia, who hosted a Penn alumni ... Read More »

National Taiwan University moves up in university reputation survey

National Taiwan Normal University

National Taiwan University’s ranking in a global survey of university reputations has improved to the top 60, according to results of the survey announced by British magazine Times Higher Education. Harvard University had the best reputation among the world’s universities for the third straight year. The Times Higher Education World Reputation rankings, a spin-off of its annual World University Rankings, ... Read More »

Coursera adds 29 new universities around the world

Coursera

Free online course provider will be available in schools in China, Mexico, France, Italy and Spain The high cost of education is a big problem in this country, with student loan debt ballooning at an alarming rate. For that reason, it is understandable that a lot of people have been turning to online education, where they can earn a degree ... Read More »

National Taiwan University to look into researchers’ fund use

National Taiwan University

National Taiwan University (NTU) will look into the legal issues related to the use of government funds by researchers amid corruption allegations against professors at schools around Taiwan, the university’s president said. NTU President Lee Si-chen said the legal department of his school will also study whether to treat suspected scholars as civil servants and will make its stance known ... Read More »

Taiwan: University merger policy sets long-term goal for academia

Six local universities will merge into three due to the nation’s declining birth rate, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said. The decreasing number of students led the MOE to downsize the number of universities and polytechnic institutes. The ministry has been reviewing the university enrollment system and has decided on the new admission policy targeting university amalgamation given the dramatic ... Read More »

NTU, Tsinghua and Peking universities in cooperation pact

National Taiwan University (NTU) signed an agreement yesterday with China’s Peking University and Tsinghua University that aims to promote student and faculty exchanges to nurture talent on both sides of the Taiwan Strait. The pact was signed by NTU College of Sciences dean Chang Ching-ray, Peking University dean of physics Xie Xincheng and Tsinghua School of Sciences dean Xue Qikun. ... Read More »

Taiwan tries to recruit California students to its universities

By Frank Shyong Taiwan’s minister of education, Wei-Ling Chiang, travels to California to encourage Taiwanese American students to enroll at its universities. Taiwan’s minister of education, Wei-Ling Chiang, traveled to California last week to address a rarely discussed trade imbalance with the United States. “Just 3,561 American-born students are enrolled in Taiwanese universities, while about 24,000 Taiwanese students enroll in ... Read More »

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