18-19, April, Nanjing
Our fifth Global Partners Conference took place at Jinling hotel in Nanjing and gathered almost 300 guests from nearly 20 countries. Within two days, 45 Chinese and foreign universities, 40 Chinese and international student recruitment agents, discussed potential cooperation, exchanged information and worked towards one common goal: to increase student mobility between China and other countries.
Participating universities came from different countries - The United State, Vietnam, Mongolia, Indonesia, Australia, Hungary, Poland and China. Each university offered a wide variety of courses and specialized in a specific field. Almost every Chinese university offers scholarships to international students who intend to study in their university.
The istudy CEO, Ms. Rao Sha, opened the conference and set out the aims for the day; first, to look at how international students, with support from Chinese universities, can overcome barriers to equitable and good quality education; and second, to reflect on how we can secure a strong place for studying abroad in china in the post-2015 global development framework. The CEO emphasized the importance of international scholarly study project and its central place for our company this year.
The conference was opened with a number of short speeches from high level speakers who are the principals of Indonesia’s and Mongolia’s high school, along with a comprehensive introduction of education in their own country nowadays. These opening words framed the purpose of the day, stressing the continuing scale of studying abroad market being faced in delivering quality education to all young people, and the vital importance of young people are very eager to go study-abroad with scholarship in the developing country.
In order to enhance direct communication between our partners, we offered 1 on 1 meetings between all our delegates. Apart from intense all-day sessions, the delegates also had an opportunity to network and mingle during coffee and lunch breaks. During the breaks, delegates could learn more about Chinese and international policy in educational field.This event would not have been a success without all the efforts put in by both Chinese universities and foreign universities. We hope that you have gained as much from this experience as us.