Employers favour science universities for recruitment

Universities known for their science and engineering majors have been ranked as employers' favourites in a survey by a Taiwanese job bank focused on where businesses are most likely to recruit their new talents, write Chiu Po-sheng and Kuan-lin Liu for Focus Taiwan.

The 1111 Job Bank found that employers' favourite public university is National Taiwan University, which ranks first among Taiwan's universities and is well-known locally for its high-calibre engineering programmes. Second on the public university list is National Cheng Kung University, another university that is strong in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) department.

1111 Job Bank Vice-president Daniel Lee said that the tech industry is currently at the forefront of Taiwan's economic sector, with the rise of artificial intelligence, financial technology, augmented reality and virtual reality. Therefore, this industry is looking to hire the most people and will pay for talented individuals, making many of the STEM-famous universities the favourite recruiting ground for many Taiwanese employers.
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