The Foundation for International Cooperation in Higher Education of Taiwan (FICHET) is a non-profit organization founded in 2005 and is integrating 4 associations in Taiwan : (1)Association of National Universities of Taiwan (ANUT), (2)Association of Private Universities and Colleges of Taiwan (APUC), (3)Association of National Universities of Science and Technology of Taiwan (U-Tech), and (4)Association of Private Universities and Colleges of Technology of Taiwan (APUCT). Currently, representing 116 member universities, FICHET has been given the responsibility by the government to function as a platform for international cooperation between Taiwanese and foreign universities. Current operations of the foundation include the planning of international educator assemblies (in Europe, America, and Asia) and fostering human resources in the field of international education administration to enhance communication efficiency between various agents working on these platforms.
In the near future, FICHET plans to expand activities. An important aim is to gain exposure through participation and support of activities held by The Minister of Education of Taiwan. Ultimately the goal of FICHET is to advance the globalization of Taiwanese higher education and to proudly exhibit its merits on an international stage.