Law change to allow more foreign lecturer recruitment

Taiwan’s cabinet passed a draft amendment on Thursday that will loosen the regulations pertaining to university teaching positions, as part of the government's efforts to attract more foreign talent, reports Focus Taiwan.

The draft amendment to the Act of Governing the Appointment of Educators allows Taiwan universities to hire teachers who have made "special academic contributions", regardless of their degree level, the Ministry of Education said. However, job applicants will be required to pass a review by a committee of the education ministry, it added.

The bill is aimed at giving universities and colleges more flexibility to recruit exceptional teachers and help address the brain drain problem in Taiwan, said Wang Ming-yuan, a member of the ministry's Council of Academic Review and Evaluation.
Full report on the Focus Taiwan site