LiU at the EAIE-fair
LiU's stand at the EAIE fair
For the first time ever LiU had its own stand at the EAIE (European Association for International Education) fair in Madrid which was held 16-19 September 2009.
The fair is part of the annual and ever-growing conference, which this year saw 3,600 participants involved in internationalisation of higher education. The majority of participants were employees at universities, national agencies and EU bodies. Universities and organisations from around the world sent delegates. This year's theme was Connecting Continents and the topics covered were, amongst others, Bologna, management and organisation, mobility, international recruitment, accreditation and evaluation.
The purpose of attending with a dedicated LiU stand was to make LiU as visible as possible and further build upon the relationships with partner universities. The stand was well attended by both existing partners as well as by prospective partner universities. At previous fairs LiU only had a few hours in the Swedish Institute's booth, which it shared with another Swedish higher education institution.
In addition to the International Office staff, who were responsible for creating the stand, teachers, coordinators, faculty programme managers and the faculty coordinators for internationalisation were all present in Madrid.
“As we were first-time participants the stand offered us a unique opportunity to get to know and meet face-to-face existing partners and especially any new partners. I was personally contacted whilst at the stand by a handful of very interesting universities that we do not currently work with, from countries such as France, Holland and Korea, These types of meetings would almost certainly not have taken place without our presence in a dedicated LiU stand. As it was, interested parties could easily find us in our stand. I also think Linköping University's brand receives a huge boost on the international arena by regularly appearing at these big fairs. And besides, the booth stood out thanks to its design", says Jonas Detterfelt, Faculty Programme Manager at the Faculty of Science.
Last updated: 2009-10-06