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European Higher Education Fair sees record number of participants -Universities showcased in Europe-wide education fair-

EU News 162/2014

10 April 2014

The Delegation of the European Union to Japan, together with several other entities[1], will organise in May the 'European Higher Education Fair 2014'. Following on the highly successful fairs of 2012 and 2013, this year's event will be the biggest ever, with 62 booths in Tokyo and three EU Member States (Austria, Lithuania and the Netherlands) taking part for the first time.

The event aims to showcase to Japanese students, researchers and those already in employment who are looking to bolster their career with additional qualifications some of the most interesting higher education programmes that Europe has to offer. The 2013 event saw nearly 2,000 visitors attend over the three days of the fair.

At the fair, which will take place on 16-17 May at Meiji University's Surugadai Campus in Tokyo and 18 May at Doshisha University's Imadegawa Campus in Kyoto, 36 higher education institutions and 21 embassies/official education promotion agencies from 14 European countries will provide the latest information on study programmes and courses. The Tokyo event will offer individual presentations by the institutions, as well seminars on opportunities for study and research abroad.

Europe is the global leader in providing study programmes for international students, with more than one million international students benefitting from its high academic standards, reasonable tuition fees, advanced research facilities and diverse cultural and social fabric. Figures provided by the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development show that the 21 EU Member States in the OECD host some 40% of foreign students, the largest proportion within the OECD.

The Japanese government is stepping up efforts to ensure the development of internationally minded 'global professionals' to suit the needs of businesses operating in a global marketplace. Against such a backdrop, the European Higher Education Fair offers an opportunity for Japanese students to learn about the wide variety of study programmes at European academic institutions available to them.

Details of the fair are as follows:

Date/Time:           Friday 16 May, 12:00-19:00/ Saturday 17 May, 10:00-17:00
Venue:                  Meiji University, Academy Common 2F
Address:               1-1 Kanda-Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-8301

Date:                    Sunday 18 May, 12:00-18:00
Venue:                  Doshisha University, Imadegawa Campus, Ryoshinkan 1F
Address:               Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8580

More information, including the list of participating academic institutions, can be found at the European Higher Education Fair Official Website:

For more information, please contact:
Eric Hamelinck       Tel: 03-5422-6032
Mari Koseki             Tel: 03-5422-6034
Miwako Suetsune Tel: 03-5422-6035
Digital Media: Vicente J. Luna Tel: 03-5422-6038

[1] Co-organised with Campus France, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Meiji University, Doshisha University, with the additional moral support of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology (MEXT), the Japan Student Services Association (JASSO), the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), JAFSA, Chiyoda-ku, Kyoto Prefecture, and Kyoto City