Taiwanese delegation attends UK-Taiwan Higher Education Forum in London

Taiwanese delegation attends UK-Taiwan Higher Education Forum in London

 

On Friday 20 September, the inaugural UK-Taiwan Higher Education Forum took place at the Universities UK headquarters in central London. The Forum, which was co-organised by Universities UK International, the TRO Education Division and the Foundation for International Cooperation in Higher Education of Taiwan (FICHET), consisted of 47 delegates from 17 national universities in Taiwan as well as senior representatives from 30 universities around the UK. The delegation, led by Dr Mon-Chi Lio, Deputy Minister of Education in Taiwan, was the largest ever higher education delegation to travel to the UK from Taiwan.

 

In addition to Deputy Minister Lio, speakers included Representative Lin, Professor Dame Janet Beer of Universities UK; Andrew Zerzan of the British Council as well as several Vice-Chancellors, University Presidents and Pro-Vice-Chancellors. There was a consensus amongst all participants that partnerships and exchanges between the UK and Taiwan, particularly in respect to research and study abroad, were key to the development of both countries. In this era of increasing internationalisation, universities must engage with their counterparts around the world in order to remain competitive.