Association of Private Universities and Colleges of Technology of Taiwan, and the Korean Council for University College Education Sign Memorandum of Understanding
The Association of Private Universities and Colleges of Technology of Taiwan (APUCT), and the Korean Council for University College Education (KCCE) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in a virtual signing ceremony on December 1, hosted by the Education Division of the Taipei Mission in Korea.
The MOU was signed by Dr. Ko Tzu-Hsiang, the president of APUCT, and Lee Bo-Hyung, the chairperson of KCCE. KCCE director Cho Hun, Cheng Cheng-Kie, director of the Education Division of the Taipei Mission in Korea, Professor Chen Yu-Li from Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, and other personnel from APUCT, KCCE, and the Education Division attended the signing ceremony.
The aim of the MOU is to facilitate academic exchanges and education and research related cooperation programs between technical and vocational colleges in Taiwan and in Korea. The two parties have agreed to set up bilateral development mechanisms, and further develop bilateral student internship and exchange programs, set up cooperatively run courses, and share resources and academic findings.
Dr. Ko said in his opening remarks that he hopes it will promote student and scholar exchange programs, and sharing of educational resources, and contribute to the development of both Taiwan’s society and Korea’s society.
Lee Bo-Hyung talked about the difficulties that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused to the international exchanges between universities and colleges in Taiwan and in Korea. He added that he looks forward to witnessing more academic and cultural exchanges that go beyond physical limitations come about through this MOU. Cheng Cheng-Kie urged both parties to encourage technical and vocational colleges in Korea and in Taiwan to promote international programs for their students.
Immediately after the signing ceremony, personnel from the international affairs sections of each of the signatory organizations held a virtual meeting to discuss details of the exchange and internship programs for the coming year. Wong Jing-Yi, Secretary of the Education Division of the Taipei Mission in Korea, attended the meeting to help each of the parties reconcile any differences. They each agreed that they wanted productive results as soon as possible and that they would continue to find ways to overcome current practical difficulties.