Kaohsiung university sets up think tank for New Southbound Policy
Kaohsiung, Jan. 18 (CNA) National University of Kaohsiung (NUK) announced Wednesday its establishment of a Southeast Asia development center that will serve as a think tank for the implementation of Taiwan's New Southbound Policy.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, NUK President Wang Shyue-liang said the university decided to set up the center to consolidate the resources of the government, industrial and academic sectors to nurture Southeast Asia experts, in line with the New Southbound Policy that was initiated by President Tsai Ing-wen's administration.
"The center will become a platform for cooperation among the government, industrial and academic sectors," he said.
Wang said the center will also collect and analyze information on the political and economic situation in the region, which will serve as a reference for potential Taiwan investors.
Plans are already in place for a summer program this year at the center, which will offer intensive training courses mainly for vocational, senior high school and university students in Vietnam, according to Wang.
He said those Vietnamese students are expected to become the main source of foreign enrollments at NUK. (Courtesy of CNA)