NEW SOUTHBOUND POLICY PROJECT
The “New Southbound Policy Project” proposed by the Ministry of Education (MoE) adopts a people-oriented approach and aims to foster bilateral exchange and mutual sharing of resources:
Taiwan’s colleges and universities are encouraged to increase their student enrollment from the New Southbound countries which currently only have a small number of students studying in Taiwan. The goal of this program is to develop substantial educational exchanges with ASEAN and South Asian countries and deepen the interaction and cooperative relationship between the two sides.
Through short-term academic and cultural experience activities, attracts students from New Southbound countries to study, teach and experience culture in Taiwan.
Provides students with more opportunities to take Southeast Asian language courses and enhance their international competitiveness.
The school cooperates with the New Southbound countries to organize academic activities such as academic conferences, seminars, forums, and workshops.
Master's and Doctor's degree courses are offered for talents required by key industries in Taiwan or the New Southbound countries. Dual degree courses are also offered in the form of joint cultivation with the local top industries, universities, and research institutions.
AFRICAN ELITE CULTIVATION PROJECT
In order to promote academic exchanges between Taiwan and African countries, and to expand the visibility and influence of Taiwan’s higher education in Africa, the Ministry of Education has specially formulated the “African Elite Cultivation Project” since 2021, which encompasses five higher education fields: agriculture, medicine, information technology, business management and Chinese language education. The Project encourages domestic universities and colleges to recruit top African students to study for master’s and doctoral degrees in Taiwan, cultivate high-level talent in special fields, and handle the cooperation of Taiwan’s university campus alliance.
The elite courses exchange Project subsidizes Taiwan’s universities and colleges to set up master’s or doctoral degree courses for Taiwan’s agriculture and medicine fields or talents needed in key industries of African cooperative countries. The universities and colleges can set up dual degree courses (including master’s and doctoral degrees) in the way of joint cultivation with high-quality industry-academia cooperation research institutions in local countries, to recruit students, staff or supervisors from African national research institutes.
The short-term exchange Project will priority to the agricultural and medicine fields, and adopt the short-term study method of inter-disciplinary, topic oriented or special study. Those who complete the course will be awarded credit certificates. The participants will be teachers and students of high schools or government officials from African countries. Responding to the impact of the epidemic can be carried out from a distance.
Taiwan universities and colleges carry out higher education academic exchange activities with African universities or academic research institutions, such as academic conferences, seminar, forums and workshops, which are handled online simultaneously in response to the epidemic.