19 March 2014
March 18-19, 2014, EEUA took part in the Asia Study Abroad Agent Conference & Workshop 2014 taking place in Shanghai, China.
Overall, about 25 representatives of Australian, American, British, Canadian and Japanese HE institutions participated in the event and the total number of participating institutions reached 126. EEUA was the only organization representing Russian, Ukrainian and Belarus universities.
The conference had the format of presentations and podium discussions. The following topics were raised within the conference: International Education for Chinese students, How To Succeed on Chinese Educational Market, E-Commerce Study Abroad Time, China as Asian International Education Giant, New Ideas For Overseas Study, High Quality International Educational Resources For Developing Countries, Study Abroad Planning, Study Abroad Services etc.
It should be mentioned that the representatives of the Chinese agents engaged in the sphere of education services expressed great interest towards EEUA activity. For the majority of the Chinese education agents it was the first acquaintance with the Russian education market and they were greatly impressed with the affordable tuition fees and the variety of courses offered in Russian state universities. Particular interest was expressed towards Medical courses. The agents were interested both in Bachelor, Master and Postgraduate programs.
The next conference and workshop of this kind will take place in April 2015 in the capital of China – Beijing.
EEUA participation in this conference was extremely successful and we are planning to participate next year as well in order to further strengthen the ties with Chinese education agents and increase the student flow to Russian universities.