Youth is the key to Taiwan’s future, he says
By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Democratic Progressive Party vice presidential candidate Chen Chien-jen expressed his opposition to the
nation’s blinding pursuit of university ranking and his advocacy for qualitative research-based dissertations rather than the emphasis on quantity, reports said Sunday.
“The emphasis is on quality and not quantity, and it definitely shouldn’t be about the commercialization of academic papers,” Chen commented during the televised debate regarding issues on the nation’s youth, education and social welfare.
Issues concerning young people were addressed Sunday at a debate staged by the student associations of seven universities with Kuomintang presidential candidate Eric Chu, Democratic Progressive Party vice-presidential candidate Chen Chien-jen and People First Party presidential contender James Soong.
“We need to focus more on Taiwan-related issues. By doing so, it would help instill interests from foreign institutions, who may come to us to seek for further academic learning,” he said, adding that these researches can also be viewed as great contributions to the local society. [FULL STORY]