This March the University has taken part in a number of international fairs in Brazil, Colombia, Chile and Taiwan
The URV is focusing in particular on attracting students from Latin America and Asia to its postgraduate courses. The majority of students who come to study at the URV and to Spain in general are from Latin America, specifically Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador.
The I Feria Estudiar en España [1st Study in Spain Fair] was the first fair to be organised exclusively by Spanish higher education institutions in Brazil and aimed to cater for foreign institutions and students who are increasingly interested in Spain as a possible destination for carrying out part of their undergraduate studies and, in particular, postgraduate and doctoral studies. Although relations and exchanges already exist between universities in Spain and Brazil, the objective was to help institutions from both countries to increase their understanding of each other and to further improve their relations. Ultimately the intention is to take advantage of existing similarities in language, culture and research with a view to increasing the number of undergraduate and postgraduate students and scientific collaboration projects. The Fair took place on Saturday 11 March in Rio de Janeiro at the Instituto Cervantes in Sao Paulo, and on Monday 13 March in Rio de Janeiro at the Instituto Cervantes in Rio de Janeiro. It was organised by the Spanish Service for the Internationalisation of Education.
Also in Latin America, the URV will once again take part in the Fira Europosgrados, which was held on 25 and 26 March in Bogotá at the Centro de Convenciones Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada, and on 28 and 29 March in Santiago de Chile at the Hotel W Santiago. It is the largest and most important postgraduate fair held by European universities in Colombia and Chile. It is aimed at students in higher education, young professionals, academics, parents, companies, universities and the general public. Representatives of higher education institutions from various European countries will gather to present their postgraduate courses and provide visitors with first-hand information on continuing their studies in Europe (study plans, finance, linguistic requirements, living standards, etc.).
In Taiwan, the 12th Annual APAIE Conference has taken place in Kaohsiung between 20 and 23 March, at the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center. APAIE is a non-profit international organisation that aims to activate and strengthen the internationalisation of higher education in the Asia-Pacific region. The meeting is the perfect opportunity to create, renew and build relations with professionals in international education. The organisation gives participating universities, such as the URV, advance information so they can organise their list of contacts for the conference. There is a large-scale exhibition with more than 200 stands, and 5 local universities led by the National University Sun Yat-sen that welcome all the participating institutions.
Meanwhile, in Catalonia, the Saló Futura de Màsters i Postgraus was held on 24 and 25 March in Barcelona, in the Montjuic Exhibition Centre at the Fira de Barcelona. This annual event is always in the URV’s diary as a regular participant. There will be first-hand information on different options regarding master’s degrees and postgraduate studies in Catalonia, Spain and abroad.
In May, the URV expects to take part in the IUNC Eurasia 2017 Conference in Moscow, in addition to other fairs and meetings. It is organised by the Marketing Unit of the URV’s Master’s Support Office in collaboration with the Vice-Rector for Internationalisation.