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Studying in Taiwan Showcased at 2024 Asia Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) Conference & Exhibition in Perth

From left, Jill Lai, Dr. Yang Yun-Hua, Dr. Lucia Lin, Representative Douglas Hsu, Dr. Wu Cheng-Chih, Dr. Chiu Yin-Hao, Dr. Liu Kuo-Wei, and Dr. Lin Ho

A delegation of diplomats and officials from Taiwan’s academic circles attended the Asia Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) 2024 Conference and Exhibition in Perth from March 4 to March 8 to promote international exchanges within the Asia-Pacific region and showcase Study-in-Taiwan opportunities. The delegation, led by Dr. Wu Cheng-Chih 吳正己, the chairperson of FICHET—the Foundation for International Cooperation in Higher Education of Taiwan—included 56 people representing 29 institutions of higher education in Taiwan.
The theme of the Study in Taiwan display area at the APAIE Exhibition was: Taiwan, the Technology Hub. It highlighted Taiwan's research strengths in five key areas: semiconductors, AI, the circular economy, biotechnology, and medicine. 
Taiwan enjoys an international reputation for its advancements in STEM research and associated industries, particularly in the vital semiconductor sector, and it has launched a new program that offers attractive incentives to international students to study and then work in Taiwan in one of the world’s leading companies. 
Taiwan’s Ministry of Education places great emphasis on training and educating the highly skilled workers essential for sustainable development, especially for nations identified in Taiwan's New Southbound Policy. Tailored programs that engage international students play a significant role in fostering successful and enduring collaborations with these nations.
Taiwan's Representative in Australia, Douglas Yu-tien Hsu 徐佑典; Jill Lai賴碧姬, executive director of the Education Division; and Dr. Lin Ho 林赫, executive director of the Science & Technology Division at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Australia, visited the Study in Taiwan area at APAIE 2024 on March 5. 
In the evening, Representative Hsu hosted a banquet for the members of the FICHET delegation to celebrate their work promoting international education and research cooperation. The following evening, March 6, FICHET and TECO co-hosted a Taiwan Night for the members of the FICHET delegation and other educators from the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, and North America to facilitate networking between them. Among the many dignitaries who attended were Representative Douglas Hsu; Dr. Wu Cheng-Chih, the leader of the visiting delegation and chairperson of FICHET; Dr. Yang Yun-Hua 楊韻華, Executive Director of FICHET; Jill Lai, executive director of the Education Division; Dr. Lin Ho, executive director of the Science & Technology Division; Dr. Liu Kuo-Wei 劉國偉, president of Minghsin University of Science and Technology; Dr. Lucia Lin 林思伶, president of Providence University; and Dr. Chiu Yin-Hao 邱英浩, president of the University of Taipei.
You can find more details about APAIE 2024 and the most recent Taiwan-Australia institutional collaborations in the April 2024 edition of TECO’s Study-in-Taiwan E-newsletter.