16 October 2015
On October 9-12, 2015, EEUA was pleased to participate in Arab-Euro Higher Education Conference, hosted by TU Berlin at its El Gouna campus. The theme of the event was “The networked university: Opportunities and challenges for higher education between the Arab world and Europe”. More than 150 delegates from all over the world came to discuss cooperation opportunities and share their views. The intensive conference program caught the interest of all audience from the first minute of the event. The attendees got excellent opportunity to dive into the Int’l HigherEd best practices, discussions and networking.
EEUA conducted very successful meetings with representatives of many universities from Europe (Germany, UK, Spain, France, Italy, Slovakia) and Africa & Middle East (Lebanon, Egypt, Sudan, Syria, Palestine). It was a pleasure for us to meet our long-time partners & colleagues as well as to establish links with new people. Almost all universities showed strong interest in cooperation with Russia and CIS. At the meetings, we discussed main ways of university partnership such as student exchanges, faculty exchanges, dual degree programs, etc. Besides some institutions expressed their intention to visit Russian HEIs in the nearest future.
We would like to thank the AECHE organizers and TU Berlin El Gouna Campus for the opportunity to become a part of this very important event, bridging two significant but so different HigherEd areas such as Arab world and Europe. The conference was brilliantly arranged with careful attitude to each attendee.
We believe AECHE conference is a good step for EEUA in establishing long-term and fruitful relationships with Arab world and in strengthening the existing linkages with European institutions. We definitely would like to participate in it next year.