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European universities showcased in Europe-wide education fair

EU News 160/2013

1 April 2013

The Delegation of the European Union to Japan, together with several other organisations[1], will organise in May the 'European Higher Education Fair 2013'. The event follows on from a highly successful first event held in May 2012, and will endeavour to showcase to Japanese students, researchers, as well as to those already in employment looking  to bolster their career through the acquisition of additional qualifications, some of the most interesting higher education programmes that Europe has to offer.

The fair, which will take place 17-18 May at Meiji University's Surugadai Campus in Tokyo and 19 May at Doshisha University's Imadegawa Campus in Kyoto, is designed to provide the latest information on the study programmes of more than 50 academic institutions in over 10 European countries. The Tokyo event will offer individual presentations by the institutions, as well seminars on opportunities for study and research abroad.

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, Europe is a global leader in providing study programmes for such students and a popular destination for students from around the world.

The current drive by the Japanese government to ensure the development of internationally minded "Global Professionals" to suit the needs of businesses operating in a global marketplace, makes the holding of the European Higher Education Fair most timely. Study programmes at European academic institutions are certainly an interesting option for Japanese students, and the fair aims to give an introduction to the wide variety of programmes available to them.

Details of the fair are as follows:

  • Tokyo

Date/Time:        Friday 17th May, 12:00-20:00/ Saturday 18th May, 10:00-16:30

Venue: Meiji University, Academy Common 2nd Floor

Address:           1-1 Kanda-Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-8301


  • Kyoto

Date:                Sunday 19th May, 12:00-18:00

Venue: Doshisha University, Imadegawa Campus, Ryoshinkan 1st Floor

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:

Rudie Filon                    Tel: 03-5422-6030

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), Kyoto Prefecture, and Kyoto City