[photopress:mba_university.jpg,full,alignright]More than 90% of Taiwanese college presidents believe that students from the mainland should be allowed to study in Taiwan. This came from a survey of 110 college and university presidents.
The survey, conducted by the Moodle Education Association, showed that more than 75% of respondents think the government should recognize college diplomas awarded by mainland establishments.
Probably everyone agrees that it should be done step by step rather than in one major burst.
Yang Tun-he, president of St. John’s University, said, ‘The problem in Taiwan is we have too many schools with not enough students, while the mainland has a shortage of schools . . . Allowing Chinese students to study in Taiwan would serve the interests of both sides.’
He said it would be a wonderful opportunity for students from the mainland to get to know Taiwan better.
He said, ‘The US attracts students from all over the world. Even if the students don’t all stay in the US to work, they are the best ambassadors because they tell people all about the US when they go back to their own countries.It would be Taiwan’s loss by not following the trend.’
Wang Chun-chuan, the deputy director-general of the Department of Higher Education, said that the ministry proposed allowing mainland students a few years ago but the idea was rejected.
Source: Taipei Times