The Foundation for International Cooperation in Higher Education of Taiwan and 18 higher education institutions participate in the 68th NAFSA, Association of International Educators
The Foundation for International Cooperation in Higher Education of Taiwan (FICHET) and 18 higher education institutions will participate in the 68th NAFSA, Association of International Educators at the Colorado Convention Center, CO, U.S.A. from May 31st to June 3rd. The theme for this year’s conference is “Building Capacity for Global Learning”. By drawing together different cultures, nationalities, and professions within higher education, NAFSA has developed a platform for creating dynamic partnerships within higher education. We believe that the “Study in Taiwan” pavilion will increase the international visibility of Taiwan’s higher education and the opportunities for international cooperation.
In the past years, FICHET has been leading Taiwan’s higher education institutions to participate in the NAFSA conference. This year, under the coordination of the Ministry of Education and FICHET, there are over 40 representatives from Taiwan attending the conference, and most of the representatives are the deans and directors of international affairs offices in universities. In addition to the “Study in Taiwan” pavilion, Taiwan has two sessions and one poster fair. In addition, to promote 2017 APAIE conference, which will be held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan by National Sun Yat-sen University and to increase the interactions and collaboration opportunities between Taiwan and participating universities, the dinner banquet, Taiwan Night, is held on June 1st by National Sun Yat-sen University and FICHET at Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown. Universities of Taiwan invite their partner universities to attend the event where they can discuss collaboration opportunities and at the same time enjoy the performance at the banquet.
After promoting “Study in Taiwan” in NAFSA for several years, “Study in Taiwan” are gradually known to many higher education institutions in the United States. The collaboration and interactions have been increasingly active. The student number in 2015 is 7,144and the major subject fields for degree students are Business and Management, Engineering and Social Science. In this year’s NAFSA, Taiwan’s higher education institutions offer joint/dual degree courses, high-level partnership establishment opportunities, exchange programs in teaching/research staffs and students, Mandarin Chinese programs and short-term programs with the advantage of “affordable scholarship, quality education, culture diversity and friendly environment” to attract more excellent international students to study in Taiwan and strengthen the cooperation with higher education institutions in the U.S.
Chung, Ming. Higher Education Institutions from Taiwan Participate in the 68th NAFSA in the United States. The Foundation for International Cooperation in Higher Education of Taiwan, 1 Jun. 2016. Web. 6 Jun. 2016. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. <http://www.fichet.org.tw/?post_type=annual&p=12160&hl=en>.
|PHOTO: Dr. CJ Liu, director of the Education Division of TECRO poses at the Country Fair|
Photo courtesy of the Education Division of TECO in Houston