Universities woo Indonesians as part of national plan

Forty-nine Taiwanese universities participated in a Taiwan Higher Education Fair in Indonesia that started last weekend with the aim of attracting more Indonesian students to study in Taiwan as part of President Tsai Ing-wen's ‘new southbound policy’, write Jay Chou and Kuo Chung-han for Focus Taiwan.

The fair was held in Jakarta before moving to Medan in Sumatra for the following two days. A delegation from Taiwan present at the fair was led by Deputy Education Minister Chen Liang-gee.

Chen thanked the Taiwan Alumni Association in Indonesia for organising the fair and he expressed hope that Indonesian students will be able to get to know the quality and reasonable cost of higher education choices that Taiwan provides. Chen said the ministry of education has a budget of TWD$1 billion (US$31.5 million) to follow Tsai's ‘new southbound policy’ and plans to set up government-funded fellowships and vocational education programmes specifically for Indonesian students, tailored to their needs.
Full report on the Focus Taiwan site