[quote=“tsukinodeynatsu”]Depends on the company and how snobby they are. Companies won’t NOT recognise it (as in, they’ll know that you studied and have a degree).
If you want to study anything in Australia they won’t recognise it, but then Aussies won’t recognise anything that’s not Australian. Because an Australian degree is worth SO much
Employers here won’t mind. In fact, it’s a WOW factor - Wow, you studied University in Taiwan, that’s amazing![/quote]
What makes you think a US company will recognize, or as you put it won’t not recognize, a degree from a foreign university? I can’t speak for Canada, but in the US it’s illegal in several states (OR, WA, ME, IL, MI, ND, NJ, NV, IN and TX) to use credentials from an unaccredited university. The company won’t simply take your degree at face value unless they have some way to verify it. They have to determine, somehow, that it wasn’t from a diploma mill. Here’s what the state of Oregon does.
[quote=“Oregon Office of Degree Authorization”]
Use of unaccredited degrees in Oregon
In many jobs and professions, degrees from unaccredited suppliers are not acceptable, because a degree from an accredited school is required. Oregon law (ORS 348.609) defines accreditation to include only those accreditors recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Most public employment, professional licensure, teaching, admission into a graduate school and degree use in other areas requires a degree from an accredited school. Any employer may impose such a requirement on job applicants or employees if a degree is required for employment. The State of Oregon requires accredited degrees for state employment. A list of accredited schools is maintained by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
To determine whether a degree from an accredited school is required for employment or licensure, check directly with the responsible entity.
In addition, an individual using an unaccredited degree, even if the employer allows use of such degrees, must disclose on resumes, letterheads, business cards, announcements and advertisements that “(Name of school) does not have accreditation recognized by the United States Department of Education and has not been approved by the Office of Degree Authorization.” ORS 348.609(2)(a). The only exception is for schools approved by ODA. See ORS 348.609(d) and OAR 583-050-0014.
It is a Class B Misdemeanor under the Oregon Criminal Code to use a degree in violation of ORS 348.609.
[quote=“Office of Degree Authorization”]
How does ODA evaluate foreign colleges?
ODA uses three principal screening tests to decide whether a non-U.S. college issues degrees legitimate for use in public or licensed employment in Oregon. In order to be allowed in Oregon, a degree must meet ALL of these tests.
Can the school’s degrees be used as credentials within the host country? That is, if the school issues an M.D., can the person use that degree to become licensed to practice medicine in the host country? In many cases the country has a formal list of its approved schools. Unfortunately, in some cases this list includes some stowaways owing to inadequate screening.
Does the host country have adequate academic oversight practices? Under Oregon law, ODA determines this on a case-by-case basis. Our list of unaccredited schools provides an idea of which countries have doubtful oversight.
Do accredited Oregon colleges generally accept credits or degrees issued by the foreign school?
ODA can advise Oregon residents as to whether a degree from a foreign school is likely to be accepted here. Our principal consultant on foreign school evaluations is the international office at the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers in Washington, D.C.
Note that the UNESCO database is no longer reliable as an indicator of the legitimacy of foreign schools because UNESCO has no screening function and has permitted some doubtful schools to be listed. [/quote]
So based on your post Dan2006, before you put down your money for any kind of degree in Taiwan, you need to be sure that it will be accepted in the US or Canada. You don’t want to waste your time and effort on a degree that will not be accepted elsewhere. For the US, here are a couple places to start:
US Department of Education
List of Education Accreditation Agencies World Wide
Department of Education: Foreign Credential Evaluation