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MOE internship program strengthens Taiwan’s ties with NSP target countries

NTUT students perform a smart manufacturing line assessment in Thailand organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Education’s NSP internship program. (Courtesy of MOE)

NTUT students perform a smart manufacturing line assessment in Thailand organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Education’s NSP internship program. (Courtesy of MOE)
 

The 2020 internship program for Taiwan undergraduate and postgraduate students seeking to gain experience in New Southbound Policy target countries was announced May 28 by the Ministry of Education.

A total of 88 universities, 321 projects and 1,583 students are covered by the program in its fourth year. Partner organizations are involved in such sectors as biomedicine, education, electronics, engineering, food processing, health care, hospitality and social care.

The NSP is a key plank in the government’s national development strategy. It aims to enhance Taiwan’s agricultural, business, cultural, education, tourism and trade ties with the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations member states, six South Asian countries, Australia and New Zealand.

According to the MOE, program highlights include Taipei City-based Tatung University carrying out market development and promotion training in Cambodia; Keelung City-based National Taiwan Ocean University conducting ecological wetlands farming in Myanmar; and National Taipei University of Technology performing smart manufacturing line assessments in Thailand.

It is expected the program will help broaden the outlook of Taiwan’s young talents, as well as giving them an advantage in the international employment market, the MOE said.

The program is part of the MOE’s exchange and internship initiative. Launched in 2007, the undertaking has benefited nearly 38,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from around Taiwan. (TYT-E)