Taiwan Higher Education Fair 2018 held at University Club UGM on Wednesday (7/2).
Attended by some 20 state and private universities from Taiwan, the event offers information on study programme as well as universities for people from Yogyakarta.
“Good high learning is not just found in the US and Europe. Now, education in Asia has also flourished while Taiwan has now become one of economic and education centres,” said Head of UGM International Cooperation Subdirectorate, I Made Andi Arsana, opening the fair.
Andi said Taiwan was a country competitive with Western countries through science and technology development in the past few years. With this, Taiwan is able to offer relevant study programme that will equip Indonesian students with necessary competence to build the country. Taiwan has also made rapid progress but still maintained their culture.
Similarly, Rini Lestari, representatives from Taiwan Education Center Indonesia, said education in Taiwan was acknowledged as one of the best in Asia. Taiwan Education Center Indonesia cooperated with UGM in hosting the event.
“The academic condition which is very research-oriented and has sophisticated facilities has made Taiwan as one of popular destination countries among international academics,” she said.
She added in the past 4-5 years internationalisation has grown rapidly there while the number of international students in Taiwan has now reached 40 thousand people.
Apart from the regular study programme, students that take their study in Taiwan will be able to learn Mandarin which is one of international languages.
“That’s why this event will be a golden opportunity for you all, this is the door to accurate information on the quality of Taiwanese higher learning. We hope this would attract the interest of Indonesian students to continue their study in Taiwan,” Rini said.
Mayor of Yogyakarta, Haryadi Suyuti, who was attending the event, said Taiwan offered interesting study programme and scholarships for students in Yogyakarta. He appreciated the event would serve as the media to open student’s insight on quality higher education in Taiwan,
“The fair not only shows the existing universities in Taiwan, but also their funding schemes. Hopefully, this would attract our students and parents to study in Taiwan,” said Haryadi.