Taiwan strengthens academic tie-up with Jamia Millia Islamia , signs MoU

New Delhi: Jamia Millia Islamia and National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan have signed an MoU that will enable the two institutions to jointly undertake teaching and research activities in the fields of Humanities, Education, Science & Technology and Arts.
The MoU was signed between JMI Vice Chancellor, Prof Talat Ahmad and Mr Wu Lien Shang,
President, National Kaohsiung Normal University during a high-level visit to the university by a Taiwanese delegation led by Deputy Minister of Education, Dr. Yeehter Yao, Director General Mr. Andy Bi and Mr. Pen- Hwang Liau, Vice President of National Kaohsiung Normal
University. JMI Pro Vice-Chancellor, Prof Shahid Ashraf and Registrar Mr. A. P. Siddiqui were
also present.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Ahmad said that the collaboration will open new opportunities for young researchers working in the areas of Education, Science and Technology and other domains of knowledge. He underscored the need to forge academic cooperation among Asian universities.
The MoU also envisages increased academic engagement including joint-research, exchange of students and faculty and holding of seminars and conferences.
The Taiwanese Education Minister spoke of the existing opportunities of academic and research collaboration between the two countries and hoped that JMI will be a crucial partner for future academic cooperation and bilateral growth. He shared his government’s desire to establish a platform namely ‘University Presidents’ Forum’ for exchange of ideas and promotion of awareness about the strengths of the university system in both the countries. He also communicated the willingness of the Taiwan government to offer over 1000 scholarships to Indian students every year to enable them to visit Taiwan for academic and research purposes.
Earlier, the Minister visited the Taiwan Education Centre under the auspices of the Academy of International Studies, JMI where he was briefed about the Mandarin Chinese programme taught at various levels. He also interacted with the students and teachers of the university.