Recently ran across this: https://law.moj.gov.tw/ENG/LawClass/LawAll.aspx?pcode=H0030039
It basically says you have to spend 8 months on-location for a master’s and 16 months on-location at a university for your PhD degree.
Does anyone here have a reason why this is so? It would seem to me the problem would not be online education, but rather the quality of the university issuing the degree. Maybe the Ministry of Education is just trying to protect Taiwan universities? Maybe perhaps everyone here knows “real education” only happens in person? It is just bizarre that if a top name university vouches for its degree (makes no difference between online or otherwise…) why Taiwan’s Ministry of Education needs to insert itself into the situation and claim they know more about the quality of degree than the actual university who issued it. If fraud were an issue, they already have the verification process at TECOs across the world…can’t be that. I could go in circles. Perhaps though, I’m just missing something here. Might anyone have a reasonable answer?