By Joy Chang. Education Minister Wu Se-hwa (吳思華) said that the number of universities in Taiwan should be reduced to 100 while attending a Legislative Yuan Education and Culture Committee interpellation session yesterday.
Since lower birth rates are impacting higher education enrollment, Wu said that the number of Taiwanese universities should be reduced 30 to 40 percent. In 2016, the number of students applying for universities may decrease by 30,000. Wu said he hopes that the Ministry of Education will come up with a proposal for universities to reform by the end of the year. More...