Taiwan, Malaysia universities sign cooperation deals

Ten universities from Taiwan and Malaysia signed a total of nine cooperative agreements during the second Taiwan-Malaysia higher education forum held over the weekend, Taiwan's representative office in Malaysia said Monday.

The forum, which took place Oct. 15 in Kampar in the northern Malaysian state of Perak, drew 87 participants from 47 universities from either side, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Malaysia said in a statement.

The first such forum was held in 2014 in Taiwan.

Addressing the forum, Taiwan's Deputy Minister of Education Chen Liang-gee noted that many universities from the two countries have forged cooperative agreements over the last two years, opening a new chapter in bilateral cooperation on higher education, according to the office.

James Chang, Taiwan's representative to Malaysia, said the forum serves as a communication platform between higher education institutions from the two countries and is in line with Taiwan's "new southbound policy," which is aimed at promoting talent exchanges with Southeast Asian nations.

Source: Overseas Community Affairs Council