THE International Education Fair (opening on Friday) has reached its 21st year and is the “most important event organised whose sole purpose and objective is educational information for both local and international developments,” said Chairman of the State Fairs Authority Othon Theodoulou.
“The International Education Fair has an essential role to play in these difficult times because now more than ever it is imperative that education and training are at the centre of society and the country. Education and training is the only way to develop and strengthen the competitiveness of Cyprus and consequently improve welfare. Only through the support of education, science and research will we tackle unemployment and promote the development and lead the society in transformation,” he added.
“The international character of the education fair indicates the vaster proportion of options our children can make in relation to their studies and specialities all over the world,” added Education Minister Kyriakos Kenevezos.
“At this year’s International Education Fair, pupils, parents and all those interested can be informed by authorised officials about universities either in Cyprus or Greece even in many places abroad. Additionally they can be notified of issues realted to job prospects of the human resources of our island. Concurrently visitors can get to know the services offered by the ministry of education,” the minister said.
This year the International Education Fair will showcase a wide range of new and innovative programmes of study offered in schools and universities of Cyprus and abroad.
In this year’s International Education Fair there will be 295 direct and indirect exhibitors in a total covered exhibition area of 2,100 square meters.
Nineteen countries are represented: Australia, Bulgaria, Britain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Greece, the USA, Ireland, Spain, Israel, Italy, Canada, Lithuania, Holland, Hungary, Sweden, the Czech Republic and Finland. New countries are Lithuania and Sweden. From these countries (apart from Greece) there is direct or indirect participation from 169 universities and 25 colleges.
From Cyprus, all Cypriot Universities and Institutions of Higher Education will be present. Among these is the Higher Hotel Institute and the Research School of the Institute of Neurology and Genetics for graduate programmes.
“Particularly important is the participation of the European Commission Representation Office in Cyprus where the public will have the unique opportunity to learn about the opportunities offered by Europe in the fields of education, training and employment,” said Theodoulou.
The Human Resource Development Authority will give helpful information on employment prospects in various industries as well as other useful information regarding training and specialised training.
The International Education Fair
Friday, February 21 until Sunday, February 23. The exhibition will be inaugurated on Friday, February 21 at 9am by the Minister of Education and Culture at the State Fair. Friday 8.30am – 1pm and 5-9pm. On the weekend, 4-9pm. Admission is free