Are you considering studying abroad in Taiwan? Here’s a quick guide to what you need to know.
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By: Katrina Hatchett
Though people don’t often realize it, Taiwan is a big facilitator of higher education with over 100 public and private institutions. It’s worth it on a cultural level as well as an academic one. Unlike some education systems across Asia, Taiwan focuses on human rights, gender equality and freedom of speech. It’s a world-class country for education.
Taiwanese higher education
Taiwanese institutions are foundationally strong and reliable, having remained largely unaffected by the recession and economic crisis. It is particularly popular for international students, with English being the medium of instruction in over 121 courses spreading over 41 universities. There are currently roughly 160 institutions to pick from.
Taiwan’s best universities
Like anything, “the best” is subjective, but there are some obvious picks when it comes to Taiwanese higher education. There are 21 universities in Taiwan listed on the QS World University ranking list, indicating the scope it has on an international level. National Taiwan University (NTU), located in the capital city Taipei, is one of Taiwan’s most internationally recognized and prestigious institutions. National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) in Hsinchu, on the other hand, is impressively ranked 155 in the QS World University rankings. [FULL STORY]