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Taiwan Higher Education Union(THEU) formed in 2012.

We are a trade union comprised of faculty and staff from the nation’s institutes of higher education. We are calling for better labor conditions, democratic governance of universities, and academic freedom and fairness in distributing the nation’s educational resources.

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THEU – Ming Chuan University branch was established!

by THEU Jul 18, 2019 News

The 14th branch of Taiwan Higher Education Union- Ming Chuan University (MCU) branch was established on yesterday afternoon (17 July 18, 2019).MCU union branch eagerly invite ALL faculty and staff to join the union. If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact union!


Private colleges ‘lack oversight’

by Taipei Times Jan 17, 2019 News

Twenty-one private universities and colleges have been renting land from state-owned Taiwan Sugar Corp (Taisugar) for a monthly average of NT$7.6 (US$0.25) per ping (3.3m2), with some paying as little as NT$2.2 or NT$2.3 per ping, suggesting that private universities lack government oversight, the Taiwan Higher Education Union said yesterday.


Universities use of contract hires abusive: union

by Taipei Times Sep 07, 2018 News

An increasing number of private universities are hiring teachers as independent contractors to evade labor and education laws and exploit them, the Taiwan Higher Education Union said.


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