TAIWAN: Asia's first US-accredited university

Taiwan's Ming Chuan University, MCU, has received accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education to become the first university in Asia to be accredited in the US education system, the university's President Lee Chuan said at a press conference in Taipei, reports The China Post.

Lee explained that the MSCHE, one of six regional accrediting bodies in the US, granted MCU the honour on 18 November after more than five years of assessment carried out between 2006 and 2010.

"The accreditation serves as a signal that the quality of Taiwan's higher education is now getting positive attention on the international stage," he said. Lee added that the achievement meant degrees and credits taken by MCU students would be acknowledged in all 524 MSCHE-accredited universities, increasing the opportunities of MCU students to be accepted in US graduate schools and to find jobs on the global market.
Full report on The China Post site