European Higher Education Fairs

Description of the Initiative

Creating awareness by promoting various international study opportunities to ASEM partners via international higher education fairs and regional seminars where the EU enables European universities or promotion agencies to take part. Over the course of the year, the European Commission or EU Delegations have organised or participated in study fairs in a range of ASEM partner countries: Indonesia, Japan, Myanmar, Malaysia, Nepal, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Singapore and Vietnam. The study fairs reach different target audiences, both individuals and institutions. They raise the visibility of European universities’ programmes and courses, inform students about education opportunities in Europe and increase institutional cooperation and mobility between the EU and ASEM partners. Students and alumni associations also play a crucial role in promoting mobility programmes and contributing to the modernisation of higher education systems. Erasmus+ and Horizon 2020 are by far the largest programmes for Europe-Asia cooperation and mobility in higher education and research, with numbers rising each year.

Aims and objectives

  • Promote programmes and courses of European institutions;
  • Inform about education opportunities in Europe;
  • Increase cooperation and mobility between EU and other parts of the world

ASEM Partners and Stakeholders involved

  • European Commission; EU delegation in host country;

Progress and Achievements

  • 7th European Higher Education Fair 2018 in Tokyo on 19 May and in Osaka, Japan on 20 May 2018
  • 8th European Higher Education Fair 2019 in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan on 17-21 May 2019;
  • Other EHEFs took place in Indonesia and the Philippines
  • More than 80 institutions from over 20 EU member states took part in EHEF's Japan
  • Exchange of information on study and scholarship opportunities

Status

initiative ongoing

Plans and expected outcomes

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  • Different European Higher Education Fairs in Asia per year (in Indonsia, Phillipines, Japan) will be further organised to: 
    • Promote programmes and courses of European institutions;
    • Inform about education opportunities in Europe;
    • Increase cooperation and mobility between EU and other parts of the world

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