Promotion of Serbian higher education on the EAIE Conference and International Exhibition in Glasgow

For the second time higher education institutions from Serbia were promoted on the Europe’s most important fair on internationalisation of higher education, which was held during EAIE Conference (European Association for International Education). The visitors of Study in Serbia stand could get the information about higher education system in Serbia and accredited HE institutions, possibilities for foreign students in Serbia and the ways of educational and scientific collaboration with HEIs from Serbia.

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EAIE Conference, dedicated to internationalisation of higher education, was held in Glasgow, from 15th to 18th September 2015 with more than 5000 participants from over 90 countries from all over the world. The higher education system in Serbia was presented by the representatives of Foundation Tempus and the University of Novi Sad which presented the Tempus project SIPUS.

During the Exhibition, the representatives from Serbia established numerous contacts with the representatives of HEIs from abroad interested in collaboration with the institutions from Serbia. The list of potential partners will be distributed to the international relations offices and it is expected that this participation on EAIE Conference and International Exhibition, along with the overall promotion of our educational system, will bring some concrete project proposals and lead to establishing partnerships with foreign HEI institutions.

The visitors of our stand showed great interest in educational platform Study in Serbia and they were very pleased by the existing possibility of searching the information about HEIs from Serbia and their programmes, especially the ones offered in English. There was a significant interest in the possibilities of forming partnerships with Serbian HEIs through Erasmus+ programme, especially through International Credit Mobility projects, as well as through bilateral cooperation with the largest universities from Serbia in various fields.

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Besides the Exhibition, EAIE Conference also included numerous lectures, panel discussions and poster sessions in the field of internationalisation of higher education. Next EAIE Conference will be held in Liverpool, from 13th to 16th September 2016.