Tuesday, November 20, 2012

European Higher Education Institutions Participate in the EHEF 2012

Marking the 25 Years of the European Union’s Erasmus Scholarship Programme, the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines in collaboration with the EU Cultural Group, EU Cultural Institutes and the Commission on Higher Education held the second ”European Higher Education Fair Manila 2012: Brighter Prospects” last November 14, 2012 at The Manila Peninsula HotelA total of 22 European Higher Education Institutions exhibited at the Fair which were open to the public for free from 2 to 8 pm last 14 November.

EU Ambassador Guy Ledoux said that the main aim of the European Higher Education Fair is to give Filipino students the opportunity to talk directly with representatives of universities and higher education establishments from across Europe about the vast array of study opportunities available in Europe in every subject and discipline.  ”Through the European Higher Education Fair, we also hope to increase the number of Filipino scholars availing themselves of the Erasmus Mundus Mobility and Scholarship Programme which has already benefitted almost 200 Filipino scholars, students and researchers”.

Ahead of the main exhibition, an EU-Philippines Partnership Symposium took place on the morning of November 14 at the Manila Peninsula Hotel. The event aims to promote partnerships between European and Philippine Higher Education Institutions by providing a platform for understanding and discussion to strengthen higher education cooperation between the EU and the Philippines.

Speakers were invited to discuss the European higher education framework and how the Philippine institutions can facilitate successful working partnerships within this framework. Representatives from the Commission on Higher Education and the Department of Education discussed the state of play in higher education and the rationale and status of the current K-12 initiative in preparation for higher learning.

The symposium included presentations from European Member States’ Ambassadors and Philippine institutions affiliated within the Erasmus Mundus scheme. Case studies were also presented to illustrate successful EU and PH partnerships with the hope that invited local institutions can replicate these strategies.

EHEF Manila 2012 is made possible with the assistance of EU Member States’ Embassies and Cultural Institutes in collaboration with the Commission on Higher Education. Media partners for this year included Inquirer.Net, Travelife Magazine and The First European Higher Education Fair was successfully held in the Philippines in February 2008.

Further information: or FB pages: EU Delegation to the Philippines and EHEF Manila 2012.

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  1. Such event are very useful for educational field. It hepls people to learn more about innovations and build a good network of professional contacts. I hope one day will become participants of this event and share their experiences in helping students.

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