Education | Funding to promote Taiwan studies expanded to Macau

1 photo archive UM studentsTaipei’s Ministry of Education added 15 universities in 11 countries to the funding list of its “Taiwan Studies” project yesterday, in an attempt to gain more international partnerships to promote worldwide research interest in Taiwan, Central News Agency (CNA) reported.
The 11 new countries include six nations and regions which have previously never offered Taiwan Studies courses or exchanges – Macau, Belgium, South Korea, Israel, Vietnam, India – the ministry said in a statement.
Taipei signed up 30 universities in nine countries between 2003 and 2014 which will receive funding to promote Taiwan studies, defined as “interdisciplinary or academic research and teaching with institutional oversight on topics germane to the study of Taiwan.”
Qualified universities with disciplines including but not limited to Sinology, East Asian Studies, and/or Chinese Studies are invited to submit proposals, the ministry said.
Funding is limited to one project per university. The maximum funding period for any approved project is five years, and the maximum funding available to any project in any one year shall not exceed USD100,000.
Meanwhile, Taiwan’s Liberty Times reported that a youth camp organized by the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) for July aims to bring together university students from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau to discuss potential solutions to social challenges and related issues.
A total of 35 students from Taiwan, along with 15 from Hong Kong and Macau are to be selected to participate, it added.
The free program is accepting applications until Monday next week, the AIT said.
In collaboration with National Cheng Kung University and the US Consulate-General for Hong Kong and Macau, the AIT is to hold the camp from July 24 to July 26 at the university in Tainan. The camp includes interactive panels led by AIT officers and US exchange program alumni, volunteering and leadership activities, as well as cultural and historical site exploration in Tainan, the AIT said.  PC/Agencies

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