NTU Receives Approval to Open Campus in Thailand

National Taiwan University. Photo by ResTpeTw at wts wikivoyage via Wikimedia Commons

The Thai Ministry of Education announced on Wednesday that it has approved of a plan for National Taiwan University (NTU) to establish branch campuses in Thailand, Apple Daily reported.

An NTU official confirmed that an agreement has been signed with Thailand but no course content has been established at this time. The course offerings will likely include AI, aviation engineering, robotics, and other science-department courses, but the course content will require discussions with the Thai Ministry of Education.

Thailand approved the proposal based on NTU’s academic reputation as well as the potential to attract ethnic Chinese Thai students. NTU officials believe the expansion plan is a win-win for the university and Thailand.

Current regulations in Taiwan allow universities to set up campuses overseas with approval of the plans and course material from the Ministry of Education and then with local government permission. NTU is self-financing the establishment of the expansion in Thailand.

Thailand will also allow Carnegie Mellon University to establish branch campuses in the country.

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