The Campus Hungary Programme and eight Hungarian higher education institutions were represented at the European Higher Education Fair (EHEF) in Hanoi, Vietnam between 15-16 November 2014.
The EHEF Vietnam 2014 organized in Hanoi on 15-16 November was the first European higher education fair in Vietnam. The event was realized by means of a project financed by the European Union with the aim of informing the largest possible number of Asian students about the possibilities offered by European higher education, and about European universities and their courses. At the same time the project helps Asian universities to launch partnerships within the European Union, and stimulates cooperations between Asian and European partners in the field of higher education and research.
The international success of Hungarian higher education was proved by the fact that nine booths were allocated to Hungary. Apart from eight Hungarian higher institutions (Kaposvár University, University of Pannonia, University of Miskolc, Eötvös József College, University of Pécs, Semmelweis University, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest Business School), Campus Hungary was also awarded a booth as national representation.
The fair was hosted by the elegant Grand Plaza Hotel in Hanoi. Students had the opportunity to orientate themselves in the European undergratuate and postgraduate courses. Many students of various level visited the Hungarian stand, most of them asking information about English language courses in the field of engineering, health sciences, economics and businsess. The fair had approximately 2200 visitors in two days.
The Campus Hungary Programme was given extra opportunities to present its actitivities during the fair. Ágnes Simon, project leader of Campus Hungary gave a presentation about Hungarian higher education and the Stipendium Hungaricum scolarship programme on both days in the seminar room. Dr. Torda Eszter, Ambassador of Hungary to Vietnam also visited the fair and the Hungarian stand.
The initiative of the EU to present European higher education jointly helps to compete with the popularity and appeal of Australian and American institutions, attracting Asian students to study in Europe, and in particularly in Hungary where they can study in English and obtain a competitive degree which is acknowledged worldwide, while living in a receptive and friendly environment for favourable fees and living costs.