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The New Southbound Talent Development Program


The Ministry of Education, Taiwan has established a New Southbound Talent Development Program, in conjunction with the New Southbound Policy (NSP) targeting Southeast and South Asian countries, Australia and New Zealand as potential strategic partners for regional social and economic cooperation.


The main aim of the program is to further expand and deepen exchanges and partnerships with neighboring countries using the "MPP" concept– "Market, Pipeline and Platform”:


Market refers to promoting and expanding the higher education market overseas. Having achieved success in industrial transformation, Taiwan has a wealth of experience offering high-quality goods for a service market, which enables it to provide practical vocational training and skills for foreign professionals and students.


Pipeline refers to the interflow of talented people between Taiwan and New Southbound Policy countries. The objective is to increase exchanges between students by attracting talented individuals to study and conduct research in Taiwan, while sending students from Taiwan abroad to gain a deeper understanding of other nations’ cultures and languages, and to engage with foreign communities.


Platform is to establish platforms for bilateral educational cooperation based on social and cultural links. The platforms seek to facilitate bilateral alliances between universities and research bodies in Taiwan and their counterparts abroad, and to encourage a more diverse range of skills development and research collaboration.