By Rachel Lin / Staff reporterThe number of Taiwanese senior-high school graduates pursuing further studies abroad increased by more than 20 percent from about 32,000 people in 2011 to more than 40,000 people in 2017, the latest data from the Ministry of Education showed. Due to the nation’s declining birthrate, the number of senior-high school graduates dropped from about 400,000 people in 2011 to 350,000 people in 2017 and further down to about 330,000 people last year, the data showed. However, the increasing number of high-school graduates studying abroad poses a threat to the nation’s higher education system. Ministry data showed that among the more than 30,000 senior-high school graduates studying abroad every year, the US was the most favored destination, followed by Japan, Australia and the UK. Taiwanese universities still offer students a chance to cultivate a global perspective and a promising future, Chu said.
Source: Taipei Times March 15, 2019 15:56 UTC