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Information seminar at Kasesart University on Education, Scholarships, and Research Fellowships in Taiwan

Information seminar at Kasesart University on Education, Scholarships, and Research Fellowships in Taiwan
Photo:Ms. Jill Lai with Kasesart University Vice President Dr. Sornprach Thanisawanyangkura, and Ms. Jaruwan Jaranupong, Director of the Taiwan Education Center in Thailand, after the seminar

Kasesart University (KU) invited Ms. Jill Lai, Educational Attache at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Thailand to be a guest speaker in an Information Seminar on August 20, 2014. The seminar was arranged to provide information and guidance about the Taiwanese Government’s educational policies, and the scholarships, and research grants available to foreign students and researchers to the students, and academic and administrative staff members.

The seminar was hosted by Dr. Sornprach Thanisawanyangkura, the Vice President of KU, and approximately 60 students, and academic and other, staff members attended. Ms. Jill Lai started her presentation by briefly outlining the strengths and reputation of higher education in Taiwan. She followed this with information about the Taiwan-Thailand Elite 600 program scholarships, and three other government scholarship programs: Ministry of Education Taiwan Scholarships, the Academia Sinica Taiwan International Graduate Program, and the International Higher Education Scholarship Program of the Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (Taiwan ICDF). The last part of her presentation was about the short-term research fellowships available for doctoral candidates, scholars, and researchers in Thai universities and research institutes.

This was the second time this year that the university has invited education officials from Taiwan to provide information about higher education in Taiwan. In April, the Elite Study-In-Taiwan Program Office (ESIT), an affiliate of the Ministry of Education in Taiwan, held an information seminar on the campus on the Taiwan-Thailand Elite 600 Scholarship Program. This April seminar also drew strong interest about studying and researching in Taiwan.

Kasesart University ranked 48th in the world in the subject area of Agriculture and Forestry the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014, and the top university in Thailand two years in a row. It has student mobility partnerships with over 200 international institutions in countries across Asia and Europe. So it is no surprize that KU plays a leading role in internationalization among the universities in Thailand, and we can expect more joint research efforts and educational exchange programs between KU and universities in Taiwan to further strengthen the growth of the higher education in both countries significantly.