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Competitiveness

Some 200 Taiwan students, with yellow headband inscribed with "Must Win" in Chinese characters, shout "Taiwan University! Go! Taiwan University Go!" after finishing a 15-hour marathon reading course at a privately run "Devil Camp" in downtown Taipei (REUTERS).

Opinion | Taiwan-U.S. Quarterly Analysis

Education in Taiwan: Taiwan’s Colleges and Universities

November 2014, Chuing Prudence Chou

The number of universities and colleges in Taiwan has increased dramatically over the past few decades. At the same time, Taiwan’s birthrate has begun to decline and university graduates face relatively poor job prospects and stagnant salaries. Chuing Prudence Chou describes the factors behind these trends, and analyzes Taiwan’s efforts to adapt its higher education system to local and global forces.

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