YOGYAKARTA – Approximately 27 remarkable universities in Taiwan take part in Taiwan Higher Education Fair 2011. The event is the result of cooperation between Ministry of Education of Taiwan and Faculty of Engineering UGM held at Grha Sabha Pramana on Monday (3/10).
To reporters, Director of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Malaysia, Chu To Ming, said that the exhibition was held to enhance cultural exchange and education between Indonesia and Taiwan and to attract Indonesian students to study in Taiwan. "There are about 200 scholarship schemes provided by Ministries and higher education respectively in this exhibition," Chu To Ming said on sidelines of the expo opening.
He said that currently approximately 2,300 students from Indonesia study in Taiwan. They mostly take engineering, business and agriculture. He added that since 2004, Taiwan government has opened scholarship opportunities to attract outstanding students by registering through schools joining the Elite Study-in-Taiwan Program Office (ESIT).
Vice Rector for Alumni and Business Development, Prof. Ir. Atyanto Dharoko, M. Phil., Ph.D., said Taiwan Higher Education Fair is very useful in providing information to students and the community to continue their education. However, UGM not only cooperates on educational exhibition, but also expands areas of cooperation more intensively. "It is especially on research collaboration and student exchanges," he said.