The Ministry of Education Seeks to Promote Cooperation and Exchange between Boston University and Higher-Education Institutions in Taiwan
Dr. Lucia S. Lin, Political Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Education, Republic of China (Taiwan) made an official visit to Boston University (BU) to meet with President Robert Brown on May 27, 2015. The delegation included Ms. Min-Ling Yang, Director-General of the Department of the International and Cross-strait Education, and Ms. Cynthia Huang, Director of Education Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Boston.
Boston University and higher-education institutions in Taiwan have enjoyed a strong relationship for decades. BU is an important partner in Taiwan’s international education efforts. President Brown and Dr. Lin exchanged opinions on higher-education instruction, discussed strategies for international student recruitment, and expanded cooperation between BU and Taiwan.
Ms. Yang and Ms. Huang also met with Willis Wang, Vice President and Associate Provost for Global Programs, to discuss projects already in progress. Dr. Wang introduced BU overseas students’ internships and study abroad program, and proposed broadening academic cooperation in the fields of science, technology, engineer and mathematics.
The University and the Ministry established the “Taiwan Studies Program” in 2007. The program is credited with developing several formal curricula about Taiwan and holds the “Taiwan Forum” speeches annually. Dr. Lin also met the professors who created courses in the program including Dr. Eugenio Menegon, Director of the BU Center for the Study of Asia, and Dr. Robert Murowchick, Director of the International Center for East Asian Archaeology & Cultural History. Dr. Lin expressed her appreciation for the interest that Boston University faculty and students have in Taiwan, and looks forward to even greater innovative research in the future.