Taipei-Cambridge Trust partnership renewed

The Ministry of Education, Republic of China (Taiwan) and the Cambridge Trust have renewed their partnership, which co-funds up to five scholarships each year for students from Taiwan on PhD courses at the University of Cambridge.

The Trust's partnership with the Ministry of Education started back in 2011 when an historic agreement was signed to launch its first co-funded partnership for Taiwanese students in Cambridge.

The Deputy Minister of Education in Taiwan, Dr. Lucia S. Lin, visited Cambridge for the occasion, and the agreement was signed by Mr Yen-Heng Ouyang, Director of the Education Division, Taipei Representative Office and Helen Pennant, Director of the Trust, in the presence of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz.

Since the inception of the collaboration, nineteen outstanding students from Taiwan have been awarded the scholarships to support their studies in Cambridge, in subjects varying from Asian & Middle Eastern Studies to Veterinary Medicine.

Many of these students attended the signing ceremony, after which they had a chance to chat with Dr Lin, Director Ouyang and Ms Suzen Tseng, Assistant Director of the Education Division, Taipei Representative Office, as well as senior University representatives.

Helen Pennant and Director Ouyang sign the renewal agreement

Helen Pennant and Director Ouyang sign the renewal agreement