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The Ministry of Education, Taiwan has established a New Southbound Talent Development Program, in conjunction with the New Southbound Policy (NSP) targeting Southeast and South Asian countries, Australia and New Zealand as potential strategic partners for regional social and economic cooperation. The main aim of the program is to further expand and deepen exchanges and partnerships with NSP countries using the “MPP” concept–“Market, Pipeline and Platform”.

  • Market - Talent Cultivation

    In the process of its successful industrial transformation, Taiwan has developed a wealth of experience which it now passes forward through practical vocational training programs for foreign professionals and students.

  • Pipeline – Talent Exchange

    Taiwan's NSP seeks to increase academic and training exchanges by attracting talented individuals to study and conduct research in Taiwan while students from Taiwan go abroad to gain language skills and a deeper understanding of other cultures and to engage with international communities.

  • Platform - Platform for Communication

    A special task force plans and promotes talent cultivation in accordance with the New Southbound Policy. Bilateral educational exchanges with targeted countries are promoted through the Taiwan Connection Project working through existing government agencies, education centers, universities alumni associations, and Taiwanese schools and business networks operating in Southeast Asian countries. These efforts seek to forge bilateral alliances between Taiwanese colleges and universities and higher educational institutions in ASEAN and South Asian countries, through existing resources, institutions, and international organizations. Part of the program trains outstanding Taiwanese doctoral graduates to teach at the college level in long-term appointments in partner countries.

  • Schemes

    To expand and deepen exchange with ASEAN and South Asian countries, the MOE has established a cross-departmental New Southbound Policy task force with a budget of NT$1 billion. The MOE will continue to bolster bilateral collaboration between universities in Taiwan and the targeted countries, creating a friendly environment for academic exchanges within the ASEAN region, and promoting a talent cultivation plan for the children of new immigrants.