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Graduate students petition MOE for increased stipends

研究生要求教育部增加助學金

Graduate students petition MOE for increased stipends

A dozen graduate student representatives from nine universities, including National Taiwan University, petitioned the Ministry of Education yesterday about the paltry stipends they currently receive.

台灣大學等九所大學的十幾名研究生代表,昨日向教育部陳情,抗議助學金太少。

The students asked the MOE to raise the stipends for graduate students and address the issues of different amounts of stipends for different departments and graduate schools.

抗議的學生們要求教育部增加助學金給研究生,並且提出不同研究所系所助學金分配不同的議題。

Chang Yuan-hsiu, the head of NTU's Graduate Student Association, who initiated the petition, said that several surveys have shown that 60 percent of graduate students receive less than NT$3,000 a month, with around 75 percent of the graduate students saying the money is not enough, and would like between NT$5,000 and NT$10,000 per month.

帶領陳情的台大研究生聯合會長張源修表示,一些研究數據顯示有六成的研究生月領新台幣三千元以下;大約七成五的研究生表示金錢不足,希望能夠月領新台幣五千到一萬元之間。

The graduate students who are studying for Ph.D. degrees would like between NT$10,000 and NT$20,000 per month, Chang said, citing the surveys.

張源修表示,根據調查數據,博士生每月大約需要新台幣一萬至兩萬才夠。

Chen Teh-hua, the MOE's official in charge of advanced education, said the ministry will base stipends on schools’ development and the financial situation of the students to encourage colleges and universities to adjust the way they distribute the money for graduate students.

教育部高教司長陳德華表示,教育部將依據各校發展與學生經濟狀況發放助學金,以鼓勵各校調整研究生的助學金資源分配。

The ministry will also ask universities to actively help graduate students serve as research assistants to their schools or the National Science Council, hoping to help them upgrade their research, teaching and administrative capabilities and solve their financial problem as well.

教育務也要求各大學積極協助研究生擔任校內或是國科會的研究助理,以提昇研究、教學與行政的能力,並幫助他們解決金錢上的問題。


Updated : 2021-06-25 15:19 GMT+08:00