Taiwan Higher Education Fair Draws Students from Malaysia
To recruit overseas Chinese students and international students from Malaysia to study in Taiwan, the University Entrance Committee for Overseas Chinese Students has organized the Taiwan Higher Education Fair (THEF) annually for 10 years. This year, NTU attended the Malaysia THEF held at Kuala Lumpur, Johor, and Sarawak during July 5-15. A total of 92 universities and colleges as well as nearly 300 representatives from the participating institutes attended the fair this year, which drew approximately 8,000 visitors in Kuala Lumpur and 6,000 visitors in Johor.
NTU representatives attending the 2017 Malaysia THEF included Deputy Vice President for International Affairs Bennett Fu (傅友祥), Manager of International Students Division Yu-Ru Yang (楊育儒), Undergraduate Academic Affairs Division Manager Hui-Ling Hu (胡慧玲) and Senior Clerk Shu-Chu Chen (陳素珠), and Graduate Academic Affairs Division Senior Clerk Ya-Hsun Chen (陳雅薰).
For the academic year 2016/17, the total number of enrollments in Taiwan’s higher education from Malaysia reached 16,051, making Malaysia the largest source of overseas Chinese students and international students in Taiwan. Besides Australia, Taiwan is the one of the top choices for Malaysian students who wish to pursue further studies abroad.
NTU’s number of Malaysian overseas Chinese students and international students reached 389 in the academic year 2015/16, and the number has been increasing every year. Most Malaysian NTU alumni have become local elites. During the fair, many NTU alumni came to the booth to give greetings and support. Deputy Vice President Fu presented SoNTU souvenirs to the alumni, expressing NTU’s gratitude to them, evoking their memories of NTU, and strengthening their cohesion to their alma mater.
During the stay in Malaysia, NTU representatives also attended the 2017 Mandarin Night in celebration of the 43th anniversary of the Federation of Alumni Associations of Taiwan Universities, Malaysia (FAATUM). The event gathered nearly a thousand alumni of Taiwan’s universities from Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, and the United States, where they enjoyed the opportunity to build connections with one another.
NTU has been active in recruiting outstanding students from Malaysia, as well as competing for talent with other top universities in neighboring regions and the rest of the world. We welcome Malaysian students who wish to pursue better opportunities and a more promising career to join us.
(Source: Yu-Ru Yang, Manager of International Students Division, NTU Office of International Affairs)