(As released) Have you always dreamt of pursuing higher education abroad?
Now is the time to embark on a journey of a lifetime – travelling around and learning from the best European universities at the European Higher Education Fair (EHEF) 2017.
EHEF will be held on October 18, 2017 at the Grand Atrium of Shangri-La Plaza in Mandaluyong, and will feature more than 20 higher education institutions from Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Spain, and Sweden and United Kingdom.
The fair is organized by the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines together with the EU Member States’ Embassies and Cultural Institutions in collaboration with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
“Education has always been and will remain a top priority for Filipinos. Many have found that the higher education institutions in the European Union offer opportunities beyond comparison,” said EU Ambassador Franz Jessen. “With this year’s theme being ‘Sustaining Innovation and Excellence,’ EHEF 2017 aims to showcase both innovation in teaching and learning techniques and curriculum par excellence of participating higher education institutions to a growing number of prospective Filipino students.”
Why study in EU?
As a center of excellence in education, obtaining an EU post graduate degree opens up various opportunities. It gives one an edge in the corporate world and immediately taps into a network of international professionals.
Pursuing a higher degree in EU is an amazing experience. It allows one to establish intercultural contacts, gain invaluable insights into a new culture, learn a new language, and grow as a person.
“Education should not be restricted within the four walls of the classroom. There is an opportunity for one to learn everyday, why not bring it up a notch up and pursue higher education in EU?” said Ambassador Jessen. “Through EHEF, we want to encourage all Filipino students, teachers, members of the academe to grab this opportunity and experience diversified and excellent post-graduate and doctorate degree programs from top-notch EU universities.”
During the fair, participants and prospective applicants will have the chance to learn more about the EU education system and way of life through a series of lectures and talks, and will also have the opportunity to talk with EU alumni volunteers present during the event.
“In recent years, we have come to look forward to this time of the year to celebrate the ever-deepening relations in higher education between the Philippines and the European Union,” said CHED Executive Director Karol Mark Yee.
“In 2016 and 2017 alone, as a product of our continued efforts, about 60 of our best faculty members from all over the Philippines have gone to the EU– in France, Hungary, Belgium, Germany, and Spain, to name a few– to pursue graduate studies in fields like Water Resources Engineering and Neurosciences, to Music Composition and Exegetical Theology. This is of course, on top of the 300+ Filipinos supported through Erasmus+, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.”
Erasmus+ Programme at 30
This year also marks the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Erasmus+ Program, an EU-funded program which gives support to education, training, youth, and sports in Europe. Ambassador Jessen shared that this year, 37 Filipinos were granted Erasmus scholarships and are now pursuing their Masters and PHD degrees in Europe.