Mergers planned as student numbers dropTaipei Times.
“Low fertility rates are an unavoidable reality,” Deputy Minister of Education Chen Der-hwa said. Chen said the ministry would seek to cope with this reality by making “more effective” use of educational resources, while protecting the interests of teachers and students in the universities affected.
The ministry plans call for cutting college enrolment quotas by 40% by 2023, while encouraging mergers. If a university fails to fill 70% of its enrolment quota for two consecutive years, the quota will be automatically cut, Chen said. Subsidies would be offered to give universities an incentive to cut their enrolment quotas, he said.
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