September 11th 2017

MCI goes Taiwan

A cooperation agreement between MCI and the Taiwanese Ministry of Education has been formally signed to create scholarships to study abroad in Taiwan and to introduce a Taiwan studies course at MCI.

Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) is delighted to announce another success: as MCI has successfully maintained partnerships with renowned universities in Taiwan for several years, the school has now been able to reach an agreement with the Taiwanese Ministry of Education to establish a Taiwan studies course.

The partnership also includes the provision of scholarships to financially support particularly qualified students at MCI intending to spend a semester abroad at one of the Taiwanese partner universities. From the next academic year, the Taiwanese government will additionally grant MCI students a one-year scholarship to study Mandarin Chinese.

With these measures, the Taiwanese Ministry of Education aims to strengthen and expand on the educational exchange between MCI and the universities of Taiwan. This aim is in accord with the internationalization strategy of the Entrepreneurial School®, which places a strong emphasis on destinations at the forefront of scientific research and technology.

The cooperation agreement has just been concluded between MCI and the Taiwanese Ministry of Education, highlighting MCI’s successful participation in the Taiwanese government’s call for projects. The contract was signed by MCI Rector Andreas Altmann and Head of Education Division Robin Yun-Pin Lu in the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Vienna. The ceremony was attended by former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Head of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Vanessa Shih, Secretary General of the Association of Austrian Universities of Applied Sciences, Kurt Koleznik, and other high-ranking individuals.

The partnership forms a new component in MCI’s international network. As a highly industrialized, dynamic as well as scientifically and technologically enthralling country, Taiwan is of particular interest to the Entrepreneurial School®. It is the ideal place for Austrian students who wish to discover the secrets and culture of East Asia, as well as to gain knowledge and experience while developing a network for their future career paths. At present, MCI holds active partnership agreements with eleven Taiwanese universities, providing an excellent basis for the lively exchange between visiting students and professors.

MCI Rector Andreas Altmann is very pleased to declare: “Taiwan has top universities and internationally successful businesses. I am delighted that with this partnership agreement, we can support our students in gaining intercultural experience in the East Asian region and in establishing important networks.”

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office report
Taiwan News report
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