The Foundation for International Cooperation in Higher Education of Taiwan and 19 higher education institutions participate in the 67th NAFSA, Association of International Educators
The Foundation for International Cooperation in Higher Education of Taiwan (FICHET) and 19 higher education institutions will participate in the 67th NAFSA, Association of International Educators at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, MA, U.S.A. from May 25th to 29th. The theme for this year’s conference is “New Horizons in International Education”. 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 one session titled “How National Policies on Internationalization Influence Institutional Policies”. Comparing different cases in four countries, this session will discuss how national policies on internationalization may influence institutional policies, and how institutions can respond to these national policies. In addition, Taiwan booth will hold the “Happy Hour” activity during the conference, providing a platform to interact with friends and colleagues from around the world while tasting traditional Taiwanese snacks.
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 2014 is 6,151 and 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..