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Taiwan’s education is internationally recognized for a number of reasons. Two events held in Texas in early October, the 2015 Taiwan Education Fair US, and the Taiwan and Texas Higher Education Forum, gave more people there an opportunity to learn details of what Taiwan offers.
The Taiwan and Texas Higher Education Forum took place on October 2, 2015 in the Willow Pump Street Station conference room at the University of Houston-Downtown. Its broad goal is to deepen the collaboration between Taiwan and Texas and increase the exchanges of faculty, research staff, and students. About sixty scholars, professors, and faculty and staff members from universities in Taiwan and universities in the U.S. shared their thoughts and ideas on such topics as international exchanges and collaborations, short-term programs, and student mobility, and opportunities to explore future educational collaboration between universities in both countries.
Taiwan is home to the first university in Asia accredited by an American higher education commission (the Middle States Commission on Higher Education). The Taiwan Education Center in the U.S. is a registered NGO office, designed to help American students who are interested in studying in Taiwan.
On the following day, October 3, 2015, the Taiwan Education Center held its fourth Taiwan Education Fair in the US, and representatives from 11 universities from Taiwan to provide as much information as possible to people participating in the event.
For American students who haven’t had the luxury of visiting many foreign countries, the one-day 2015 Taiwan Education Fair US was a great chance for them to get to know about educational opportunities and scholarships available in Taiwan, a cultural setting where the old and the new, the East and the West meet and blend with one another.
The full-day event, sponsored by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of China (Taiwan), took place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 3, 2015 at the Houston Chinese Culture Center. It attracted about three hundred people, including American students and their parents. They came in at different times through the day and all left with bags filled with door prizes, trinkets, and, most importantly, a lot of useful information about studying in Taiwan. Texas State Representative Gene Wu attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony opening the education fair and acknowledged the Education Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston for their efforts to help Texas students explore more study opportunities abroad.