According to a Ministry of Education report on university student recruitment for 2017-2018, 198 majors, higher than the previous year, were unable to recruit any students for the academic year. This even includes PhD programs in the nation’s top universities, such as National Taiwan University (NTU), National Tsing Hua University and National Chengchi University.
The report shows that 17 universities have had an enrollment rate of less than 60 percent in 2017.
The rates for the national universities reveal that the elite universities have managed to fill 90 percent of available places, while the others have enrollment rates of over 80 percent.
Looking closer at the situation for all majors, 198 majors within the 157 schools in the country had not recruited a single student, higher than the previous year’s figure of 151.
According to the report, PhD programs in the Anthropology and Sociology departments at NTU, as well as the university’s Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Graduate Institute of Immunology, have not attracted a single student this year.
Source article: http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/lang/archives/2018/01/04/2003685124