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Taiwan, Germany to further cooperation in education

Taiwan, Germany to further cooperation in education

Taipei, Sept. 3 (CNA) Education Minister Wu Se-hwa (???) and Heidi Weidenbach-Mattar, on behalf of the Republic of China's Ministry of Education and the Cultural Ministers Conference (KMK) of Germany respectively, have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote more exchanges in elementary and secondary education, a spokesman from the Education Ministry said Thursday. Over the past years, some high schools in Taiwan have started student exchange programs and begun to offer German as a second foreign language courses. By signing the memorandum, elementary and secondary schools will extend language teacher exchanges, improve language learning facilities, and further cooperation in vocational education. At the signing ceremony in Berlin, Minister Wu said that as of the end of 2014, 73 public and private high schools in Taiwan were offering German as second foreign language courses, with 4,242 students attending. In addition, 14 high schools in Taiwan have sisterhood ties with German gymnasiums (secondary schools). More schools are interested in establishing such exchanges, he added. Wu just returned from a four-day visit to Germany. He had a meeting with Dr. Georg Schutte, vice minister of education and research, to exchange views on budget allocation for education and the mechanism for the selection of research universities. (By C.C. Chen and Lillian Lin)


Updated : 2021-09-23 15:55 GMT+08:00