Following the success of the Hungarian booth at the Korean and Vietnamese European Higher Education Fairs, great interest was shown in Hungarian higher education study programs and the Campus Hungary Programme in India as well.
With the coordination of the Campus Hungary Programme Hungarian higher education was represented at the European Higher Education Fair in India between 30 November and 5 December. Organized by the European Union’s Delegation to India, the fair was held in three Indian cities: New Delhi, Bangalore and Kolkata. As the three locations are far apart from each other geographically, exhibitors were given the opportunity to reach out to university students practically all over India.
Ten Hungarian higher education institutions had a chance to show their portfolio at the event: College of Dunaújváros, Eszterházy Károly College, International Business School, Szent István University, Tomori Pál College, University of Debrecen, University of Miskolc, University of Pannonia, University of Pécs, University of Szeged. The Campus Hungary Programme was represented by the Balassi Institute and the strategic partner organization of the project, the Hungarian Rectors’ Conference was also represented by the head of its international office.
Ágnes Simon, project leader of the Campus Hungary Programme held a presentation in New Delhi on Hungarian higher education in general and scholarship opportunities available to Indian students. Welcoming address was delivered by Tibor Kovács, director of the Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre of the Balassi Institute in New Delhi.
Similarly to previous fairs in Vietnam or Korea the number of visitors at the European Higher Education Fair in India demonstrates the fact that there is a strong interest towards Europe in Asia – including Hungary – as a destination for student mobility.