Following the intensive discussions at the consultation meetings earlier this year, the 16 leading research universities from Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and Taiwan have founded a strategic inter- and cross-university partnership, built on existing and potential academic collaborations. This has led to the formation of the University Alliance in Talent Education Development (UAiTED), which was launched on 16 December 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan. This alliance was initiated and supported by the Sayling Wen Cultural and Educational Foundation, with the leadership and coordinating efforts of the Chancellor of University System of Taiwan, Dr. Ovid Tzeng.
The 16 founding universities of UAiTED in this phase of development include the following list of universities from the Asia-wide academic network:
Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Malaysia: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universiti Malaya, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Universiti Sains Malaysia, and Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
Singapore: Nanyang Technological University and National University of Singapore
Taiwan: National Central University, National Cheng Kung University, National Chiao Tung University, National Taiwan Normal University, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, National Tsing Hua University, and National Yang-Ming University.