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Indians top Taiwan degree list

india Updated: Aug 17, 2006 11:43 IST
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Indian students top the list of foreign students who have enrolled for the Taiwan International Graduate Programme (TIGP), the first scheme in the country offering doctoral degrees to foreigners.

There are 37 Indians among the 203 enrolled for the programme, offered by Academia Sinica, according to a report from Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA).

"Indian students make up 18 per cent of our student body, which ranks No. 1 among 25 foreign countries," Hong Seau-feng, TIGP executive secretary for student affairs, said.

Vietnam and Malaysia, with eight and seven students respectively, follow India.

Local students comprise 56 per cent.

Besides TIGP, which started in 2002, the Taipei-headquartered Academia Sinica offers eight such programmes, with degrees issued from partner universities such as National Taiwan University, National Tsing Hua University and National Chiao Tung University.

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