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Taiwan high school students rank 3rd globally in math

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan placed third in the world in math, according to an international assessment test given to 15-year-old high school students across 81 countries. Taiwan not only d...

Taiwan to grant 10,000 scholarships to international students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said on Tuesday (July 4) the government will provide 10,000 scholarships over four years to international students who commit to remaining in ...

Taiwan textbook criticized for using China's word for 'potato'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A biology textbook has drawn the ire of Taiwanese after it was found to use the Mandarin word for "potato" seen in China instead of the commonly used term in Tai...

German education minister says governmental visits to Taiwan could become routine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ministerial visits to Taiwan will likely be normalized in the future, German Minister of Education and Research Bettina Stark-Watzinger said on Tuesday (March 22). Star...

Upcoming German minister's trip to Taiwan will deepen bilateral ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — German Minister of Education and Research Bettina Stark-Watzinger’s upcoming visit to Taiwan will bolster bilateral ties, German scholars have said. Stark-Watzing...

Full list of Taiwan's new cabinet of ministers, deputies unveiled

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Newly-appointed Premier Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) announced the new Cabinet lineup on Monday (Jan. 30) following the mass resignation of the Cabinet headed by Su Tseng-chang (蘇...

Taiwan's new cabinet of 33 ministers unveiled

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Newly-appointed Premier Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) unveiled his new Cabinet in two separate announcements on Friday (Jan. 27) and Saturday (Jan. 28). While some Cabinet membe...

Taiwan eyeing end to 7:30 a.m. start time for high schools

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Education (MOE) is mulling a later start to the school day for middle school and high school students. After holding public hearings and meetings of exp...

Taiwan to let in 5,000 foreign Mandarin students in March 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Education (MOE) on Wednesday (Nov. 17) announced that it plans to allow 5,000 foreign non-scholarship, non-degree students to enter Taiwan in March next ye...

National University System of Taiwan pools resources from 11 schools

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As universities form "systems" across Taiwan to maximize educational resource allocation, the newest and biggest alliance — the 11-school National Universi...

Letter to Editor: Accepted international students still unable to enter Taiwan

The sudden, steep rise in COVID-19 cases in Taiwan quickly silenced the hopes of motivated Chinese language students when the country reimposed a ban on foreign travelers on May 17, 2021, just over a ...

93% of Taiwanese high school students willing to take BNT vaccine: MOE

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As of Wednesday (Sept. 15), statistics showed that 93% of junior and senior high school students in Taiwan were willing to take the Pfizer-BioNTech (BNT) COVID-19 vaccine,...

Taiwan’s minister of education explains expanded ESL initiatives

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Education Pan Wen-chung (潘文忠) said Wednesday (Sept. 8) that Taiwan aims to implement immersive language environments for English classes in 60% of elementary a...

MOE finishes plan for 13,000 foreign students to enter Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the fall semester looming and many foreign students still uncertain of their eligibility to enter Taiwan, the Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced it has complet...

85% of kindergartens in Taiwan reopen with return to Level 2 alert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Education Pan Wen-chung (潘文忠) said on Wednesday (July 28) that 85% of kindergartens in Taiwan reopened on Tuesday as the COVID-19 alert was lowered to Level 2,...