THE European Union (EU) over the weekend formally opened this year’s European Higher Education Fair at the Intercontinental Hotel in Makati City.
Some 1,746 students, faculty and academicians attended the event to explore opportunities at 32 distinguished universities from the European Union including from Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom and, for the first time from Belgium and Denmark.
There was a marked growth in the number of European Higher Education Institutions participating in this year’s event—44 this year from 24 in 2012 and 34 in 2013.
EU Ambassador Guy Ledoux cited the excellence, quality and diversity offered by the higher education institutions from the EU.
“I believe it is fair to say that no other continent can offer the mix of diversity and quality of higher education establishments that Europe can. Whether it is cutting-edge campuses in the heart of our bustling cities or ancient campuses in magical towns steeped in history, Europe can offer it all to the Filipino students,” Ledoux said.
Commissioner Minella Alarcon of the Commission on Higher Education said this year’s Education Fair provides options to Filipino students as they prepare to become more globally competitive.