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2016.0304

NTNU sends PhD Students Abroad

The Department of Technology Application and Human Resource Development and the Department of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language of NTNU was granted a program by the Ministry of Education to cooperation with Pennsylvania State University and Ohio State University to educate PhD students. The student will study in Taiwan with a scholarship for the first two years and the next two years, he or she will study abroad with a scholarship.

The Ministry of Education started an international cooperation of talent plan this year, a total of 17 schools nationwide sent 99 application. 18 application from 7 universities were granted the scholarship and 80 million will be invested in the first year for 100 PhD students. Other schools eligible for grants include National Taiwan University, National Chiao Tung University, National Chengchi University, Chung Shan Medical University, China Medical University and Taipei Medical University. Areas included the areas of arts and humanities, social sciences, natural, mathematics, biomedical agriculture, engineering and applied science.
According to the Division of Planning of the Office of Academic Affairs, Pennsylvania State University was ranked 101 in the QS world ranking, 32 in the category of educational field, and in the U.S News & World Report, PSU was ranked the first in America in the category of technology and vocational education. The other one, Ohio State University was ranked the 18th of public schools in America according to the U.S News & World Report and 55th in general. 
The granted school is required to set up a portfolio of the student about their specialties, their history of learning and the results. It is estimated that the Ministry of Education will open up to 100 quota this year, but the exact number is to be announced. The scale is expected to be larger next year. After these student got their degree, they can choose to work abroad.