Taiwan beats annual target for enrollment of Southeast Asian students

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/06/28
By: Ku Chuan and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, June 28 (CNA) The number of enrollments in Taiwan’s tertiary institutions by

Acting Minister of Education Yao Leeh-ter (姚立德)/CNA file photo

Southeast Asian students in academic year 2017-2018 was more than 41,000, higher than the government’s target of 40,300, Acting Minister of Education Yao Leeh-ter (姚立德) said Thursday.

At a press briefing on the effectiveness of a government program to foster talent under its New Southbound Policy (NSP), Yao said students from Southeast Asian countries accounted for 35 percent of the tertiary enrollments by foreign students in Taiwan in the current academic year.

He said the program is aimed at helping schools in Taiwan and the NSP target countries to work together to cultivate talent and promote professional exchanges.

As part of the program, the government had set a goal of attracting at least 40,300 students from the target countries in the 2017-2018 academic year but has surpassed that target by more than 700, Yao said, adding that the new target for the next academic year is 58,000.    [FULL  STORY]

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