[photopress:NationalTaiwanUni.jpg,full,alignright]There will be an undergraduate exchange program between six prestigious Chinese mainland universities and National Taiwan University (NTU) according to NTU President Si-Chen Lee. This was stated by Si-Chen Lee at the Asian University Presidents Forum held at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
The two universities have already signed an agreement on the undergraduate exchange program. Si-Chen Lee said, ‘Agreements with the other five universities will be completed by the end of the year.’ The universities are Tsinghua, Peking, Nanjing, Fudan and Renmin University of China.
He said, ‘This exchange program, different from summer camps or forum events, focuses on undergraduate teaching’.
Si-Chen Lee explained the idea further. Every semester each Chinese mainland university can send two undergraduates to study at NTU and in return two undergraduates will come from NTU to each Chinese mainland university. The exchange students will be selected by the universities and will receive free tuition with no restriction as to what major they choose.
NTU, founded in 1928, is the best known university in Taiwan. In 1995 it started exchanging graduate students with Peking University. Now that is being extended to undergraduates and more universities.
Si-Chen Lee said Taiwan and the Chinese mainland had the same roots and were free of language and culture barriers. NTU will gradually increase the number of students involved in exchanges.