By: Jay Chou and Kuo Chung-han
Jakarta, Oct. 23 (CNA) Forty nine Taiwanese universities participated in a Taiwan Higher Education Fair
in Indonesia that started Saturday with the aim of attracting more Indonesian students to study in Taiwan as part of President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) “new southbound policy.”
The fair was held in Jakarta before moving to Medan in Sumatra for the following two days. A delegation from Taiwan present at the fair was led by Deputy Education Minister Chen Liang-gee (陳良基).
Chen thanked the Taiwan Alumni Association in Indonesia for organizing the fair and he expressed hope that Indonesian students will be able to get to know the quality and reasonable-cost higher education choices that Taiwan provides.
Chen said the Ministry of Education (MOE) has a budget of NT$1 billion (US$31.49 million) to follow Tsai’s “new southbound policy” and plans to set up government-funded fellowships and vocational education programs specifically for Indonesian students, tailored to their needs. [FULL STORY]