On Wednesday 3 April, a 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit the east coast of Taiwan, killing at least ten people and injuring more than one thousand. It was the strongest earthquake in the region in 25 years.

Our thoughts are with our global community of staff, students and alumni who have been affected by this emergency. 

How can I help?

The following organisations are collecting donations to assist with emergency relief and support and providing updates on the relief efforts:

Taiwan Earthquake Relief Fund - Global Giving


All donations to this fund will support relief and recovery efforts in Taiwan and surrounding communities.

Taiwan Earthquake Relief Fund-GlobalGiving

Travel advice

Travel advice and further information for Taiwan can be found on the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) website:


FCDO Travel advice: Taiwan travel advice

Community groups

The University of Edinburgh Taiwanese Student Society


ETSS is an active society aiming to promote Taiwanese culture both within the University as well as in the wider city of Edinburgh and supports connections with fellow students. 


Taiwanese Student Society

The University of Edinburgh and Taiwan

The University of Edinburgh has established links with Taiwan, with partnerships across Languages and Asian Studies, as well as acting as a mobility partner for incoming and outbound exchange students.


The University of Edinburgh is a member of the Taiwan-UK University Consortium, a new consortium arrangement launched in November 2023 between 4 UK universities, and 4 Taiwan Universities, with the aim to facilitate academic collaboration between Taiwan and the UK. More information can be found on the British Council Website.


Taiwan-UK University Consortium