A decade of change: The past 10 years of Taiwan higher education institutions

2021 IJRSE – Volume 10 Issue 3

Available Online: 9 December 2020


Ching, Gregory S.*
Graduate Institute of Educational Leadership and Development
Research and Development Center for Physical Education, Health, and Information Technology
Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan (gregory_ching@yahoo.com)


Taiwan higher education institutions are facing great challenges arising from both global and local sources. Global pressures brought forth by need to have a presence within the global university ranking systems (or league tables), while local pressures that stem from the declining number of incoming students. To remedy these dilemmas, the Taiwan Ministry of Education and higher education institutions are working hand in hand focusing on both policy and financial aspects of the academe. This presentation shall focus on providing an overview of what has happened for the past decade, while also summarizing past and ongoing strategies such as institutional mergers, rebranding/transformation of degree programs, changing academic profession, further expansion of international enrollments, and developing the quality of research through the establishment of institutional review boards (IRB) or research ethics committee (REC), and institutional research (IR) centers. Ultimately Taiwan higher education institutions are seeking to expand its institutional competitiveness while struggling with the myriad challenges of the academe.

Keywords: governance; policy; restructure; neoliberal management; competitive advantage; institutional performance; funding


DOI: https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2020.5888

Cite this article:
Ching, G. S. (2021). A decade of change: The past 10 years of Taiwan higher education institutions. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 10(3), 49-63. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2020.5888

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