Taiwan employers favor science universities for recruitment

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CNA file photo of the National Taiwan University campus

CNA file photo of the National Taiwan University campus

Taipei, Feb. 13 (CNA) Universities known for their engineering majors have been ranked as employers' favorites in a survey by a local job bank focused on from where businesses are most likely to recruit their new talents.

The 1111 job bank found that employers' favorite public university is National Taiwan University (NTU), which ranks first among Taiwan's universities and is well-known locally for its high-caliber engineering programs.

Second on the public university list is National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), another university that is strong in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) department.

According to the survey findings, businesses in Taiwan look favorably upon the fact that NTU and NCKU are the highest-ranked Taiwanese universities in the Center for World University Rankings 2017 list.

Other universities that made it among employers' top favorites for public universities include National Tsing Hua University, National Cheng Chi University and National Chiao Tung University, in descending order.

1111 Vice President Daniel Lee (李大華) said that the tech industry is currently at the forefront of Taiwan's economic sector, with the rise of artificial intelligence, financial technology, augmented reality and virtual reality.

Therefore, this industry is looking to hire the most people and will pay for talented individuals, making many of the STEM-famous universities the favorite recruiting ground for many Taiwanese employers.

Other top private universities according to the 1111 survey are Chung Yuan Christian University, Fu Jen Catholic University, Tamkang University and Feng Chia University, in descending order.

The survey findings are based on 1,689 completed questionnaires filled out between Nov. 12, 2017 and Jan. 2, 2018.

(By Chiu Po-sheng and Kuan-lin Liu)
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