Taipei, Nov. 21 (CNA) Taiwan opened a series of higher education fairs in Vietnam Monday, hoping to encourage students to pursue a university education on the island.
The Ministry of Education (MOE) said a delegation led by Minister Wu Ching-ji presented higher education opportunities in Taiwan at a fair in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday and will hold similar events in Danang on Thursday and Hanoi on Friday.
Taking part in the three fairs will be 130 representatives -- including 18 school presidents, seven vice presidents and 17 heads of international affairs offices -- from 41 public and private schools.
The representatives will provide visitors with the latest information on their schools, on Taiwan's education system and on scholarship opportunities, the MOE said.
According to ministry statistics, 3,469 Vietnamese students studied in Taiwan in 2010, the most from any single country enrolled in Taiwan's higher education institutions, and the number is expected to grow further.
The delegation is also scheduled to attend the 2011 Taiwan-Vietnam Education Forum in Danang on Wednesday. School superintendents from both countries are expected to discuss bilateral cooperation and education exchanges. (By Lin Szu-yu and Nell Shen) enditem/ls