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2016/08/31 | Carol Chen

U.S. Loses Some of Its Lure for Taiwanese Wishing to Study Abroad

An increasing number of Taiwanese students are going abroad to acquire a higher education, but they are no longer necessarily headed for U.S. universities, as was once the case.

2016/08/23 | Olivia Yang

Taiwanese Universities Should Ignore Academic Rankings: Hsieh Yu-cheng

A Taiwanese columnist says that a university that puts academic competition as its primary focus is 'suicidal.'

2016/08/23 | Timothy Ferry

Taiwan Tech Finds Role in Education

Innovative approaches to learning are creating new business opportunities.

2016/08/18 | ZiQing Low

Taiwanese Student Takes On Global Problem with Paper Straw Design

A video of a plastic straw being extracted from the nose of a sea turtle pushed Cheng Wang-tung to design an award-winning foldable paper straw.

2016/08/16 | Chris Horton

Given Overcapacity, Universities in Taiwan Face Tough Decisions

Schools may need to merge, join an alliance, or shift to a different line of business.

2016/08/15 | Yuan-ling Liang

OPINION: Hope in Taiwan’s New Media Landscape

‘Complaining is not enough...People should refuse to read junk.’

2016/08/11 | Jessie Yang

Taiwan’s Education System is Failing Its Youth

Three young students share their views on an environment that often fosters more confusion and apprehension than success.

2016/08/10 | Don Shapiro

Defining Drug Advertising in Taiwan

Companies have been punished for disseminating information on disease awareness.

2016/08/09 | Malaysiakini

Malaysian Actor Boycotts Film Festival Over Awards Segregation

A well-known Malaysian actor and filmmaker is protesting racial segregation at a major film awards.

2016/08/04 | David Willson

Taiwan: Five Education Priorities for the New Government

'It is time for Taiwan to take serious action to modernize the education system in order to allow the country to thrive in the modern world.'

2016/08/03 | Austin Chad Willhoft

‘Don’t Blame China’ — Education Needed on Air Pollution in Taiwan

The Taiwan Electric Vehicles Association is leading the charge in educating Taiwanese about the benefits of switching to electric vehicles, and the harsh reality of air pollution.

2016/07/29 | Shuhei Omi

Six High School Students Aim To Change U.S. Classrooms

'We believe the classroom should be an engaging experience that drives the students’ urge to learn.'

2016/07/25 | Bing-sheng Lee

Victors of Taiwan's Exam System, But Losers in Life: Lee Lu-feng

Taiwan’s flawed exam system has plagued students for the past 50 years, creating adept test-takers who are afraid of taking risks.

2016/07/22 | ZiQing Low

Taiwan’s Extinct Siraya Language Returns to Life

One of Taiwan's earliest Aboriginal writing systems, once thought to be extinct, will soon be taught in schools across Tainan.

2016/07/15 | Yuan-ling Liang

Start-ups, Daily Flights and New Pact Strengthen Taiwan-France Relations

Relations between Taiwan and France are strengthening with a working holiday pact, start-up collaboration and an uptick in direct fights between Paris and Taipei.

2016/07/13 | Hsu Chia-yu

Chinese Students Face Financial Barriers in Taiwan

A Chinese who tried to raise money to study in Taiwan has canceled her crowdfunding campaign after a barrage of online criticism. The case has sparked discussion about the costs facing Chinese students in Taiwan.

2016/07/13 | Bing-sheng Lee

Taipei Bans Bottled Water and Disposable Utensils in Schools

The Taipei City Government has decided to ban bottled water and disposable utensils from elementary and junior high schools in an attempt to teach young students about environmental issues.