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Mainland Affairs Council

Cultural and Educational Aspect

Why is the government recognizing academic credentials issued by institutions of higher education in the Mainland? What is the scope of recognition?

(1) In keeping with the trend of internationalization and diversification for higher education, the government has opened up to recognize academic credentials issued by Mainland higher education institutions .The opening up may benefit Taiwanese students with academic credentials from Mainland universities to further their studies or seek employment after returning to Taiwan, and may also help align Taiwan higher education with international standards, enhance Taiwan's competitiveness, and bring back outstanding Taiwanese students.

(2) The Ministry of Education currently recognizes academic qualifications from 129 universities and institutions of higher education and 191 colleges in the Mainland Area. The government will sequentially promote recognition of academic credentials issued by Mainland higher education institutions in accordance with the principle of "phased implementation, review and amendment, and complete supporting measures."