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2020 Taiwan Higher Education Fairs in East Malaysia

Charlin Chang with dignitaries at the grand opening of the 2020 Taiwan Higher Education Fairs

The excellent study environment in Taiwan has always been one of the major factors that attract the Malaysian students to undertake further study there, and the 2020 Taiwan Higher Education Fairs held in East Malaysia showcased the wide range of programs and courses available in Taiwan’s universities.

The exhibitions were organized and hosted by the Federation of Alumni Association of Taiwan Universities, Malaysia (FAATUM) and its local branches in Sarawak and fifty universities in Taiwan participated in each.

The education fairs and exhibitions were held in the Miri Indoor Stadium in Sarawak on March 2nd and 3rd, and then in Kota Kinabalu in Sabah on March 4th and 5th. Charlin Chang, the director of the Education Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Malaysia attended the education fairs in each city and participated in the opening ceremonies, together with representatives from the participating universities.

Datuk Dr. Lee Kim Shin, the Minister for Transport in the Cabinet of Sarawak, was invited to attend and speak at the opening ceremony in the Miri Indoor Stadium. The minister thanked everyone involved in organizing the education fairs and exhibitions for their efforts, and he praised the academic collaboration between higher education institutions in Taiwan and those in Malaysia. These have been significantly increased as a result of the enhancement of education related ties between Taiwan and Malaysia. Such collaboration has benefited both the students and also the educators, and this is nurturing mutual prosperity in the education field.

This year’s education fairs and related exhibitions gave potential students and parents an opportunity to get detailed information and answers to their questions, and they were widely welcomed by local schools, and leaders and well reported by the press state-wide. Exhibitors from fifty universities in Taiwan encouraged and welcomed students in Malaysia to plan to undertake further study in Taiwan to enhance their competitiveness for the future.