All those who follow our website on a regular basis probably know that we will be travelling a lot in the second half of September. For several months now, we have been working on the organization of trips to events that will be held almost simultaneously! Below is a reminder of what awaits us at the end of the month, and some details of the missions to promote Polish higher education. In the events of the Ready, Study, Go! Poland campaign, Polish universities and institutions related to higher education will be present at our joint stand.
- EAIE Conference and Exhibition, 24–27 September 2019, Helsinki, Finland. EAIE (European Association for International Education), founded in 1989, is one of the world’s largest non-governmental organizations active in the field of education, especially in the area of higher education. The conference organized by the EAIE is the most important industry event in Europe. This year, the EAIE will be held for the 31st time. Our joint stand will feature 24 universities and higher education institutions in Poland. NAWA also organizes the Joint or Double Degree Programmes: added value for students and universitiessession (with the participation of DAAD and Diku Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education, a special guest of the session will be dr inż. Tomasz Saryusz-Wolski, Director of the International Faculty of Engineering (IFE), Lodz University of Technology. More information about the event: https://www.eaie.org/helsinki.html.
- Educational mission in Vietnam, 26–30 September 2019 (Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City).The NAWA delegation and representatives of Polish universities will take part in the educational fair “Study in Europe” and accompanying events. Both cities will host round-table meetings of delegation members with representatives of Vietnamese universities (B2B). The educational mission will be attended by 17 universities and higher education institutions in Poland. An increase in the number of students from Vietnam at Polish universities has been observed in recent years: 292 (2017/2018); 256 (2016/2017); 234 (2015/2016); 205 (2014/2015); 214 (2013/2014). Growth rate in 2014–2018: 1.4.
- Study in Europe, Kathmandu, Nepal, 27–28 September 2019. The Study in Europe Fair in Nepal is organized by the Delegation of the European Union. It will be a continuation of last year’s successful debut; the event was visited by over 1,100 people in 2018. This year, in addition to a NAWA representative, a representative of the Polish Embassy in New Delhi announced a visit to the fair. The number of students from Nepal in Poland is steadily growing, from 77 in 2014 to over 400 in 2018. Last year, the first student from Nepal received a PhD degree in Poland.
- International Education Fair 2019, 4–14 October 2019, Kazakhstan (Nur-Sultan, Shimkent, Almaty). The fair is organized by the Centre for International Programmes “Bolashak”. 20 universities and higher education institutions in Poland will take part in the NAWA delegation. The programme includes participation in fairs in Nur-Sultan, Shimkent and Almaty as well as meetings with the Polish diaspora, secondary school youth and at local universities. Over 1,100 people from Kazakhstan are currently studying in Poland, including over 100 under the General Anders Scholarship Programme and over 40 under the bilateral agreement on cooperation in the field of education.
Additionally, NAWA supports the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Singapore in organizing the Polish stand at the “Study in Europe” fair, which will take place in Singapore on 28 September 2019. This event is organized annually by the Delegation of the European Union and has become a permanent part of the agenda of educational events in Singapore. Subsequent editions of the fair are visited every year by about 2,000 people: potential students, their parents, as well as study counsellors from secondary schools.
Events are coming up! Keep your fingers crossed for the success of our missions!