“Study in Latvia” universities participate in the worldwide exhibition “International Education Fair 2017” in India
Starting from the 7th till the 16th of May, five biggest regional universities of Latvia (Liepaja University, Latvian University, Turiba University, Latvian University of Agriculture, BA School of Business and Finance) took participation in one of the most recognizable educational events held in India – “International Education Fair 2017”. This event took place in five cities - Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Chennai and Delhi. In the exhibition participated around twenty universities from all the world such as from Singapore, Malaysia, U.S., Australia, Germany, the Netherlands and all the others.
The aim of visiting exhibition was to
introduce Indian students to the offered study opportunities in Latvian
universities, popularizing Latvian higher education among other foreign
countries and promote strongest cooperation between the “Study in Latvia”
center in India and Latvia.
It was noticed that students showed
more interest in study programmes such as in IT technology, business
administration and management, medicine, but little interest in humanitarian
studies that are languages and art studies. The majority of Indian students are
interested particularly in Bachelor, Master and doctoral studies, because
Latvian higher education is mainly focused on practical skills that are
involved during the study process,
therefore this aspect is of very high importance to those students, who are
willing to get a job right after completing their studies. However, in cities
as in Bangalore, Chennai and Delhi, the exhibition was attended by comparatively
more students than on the other exhibition days in other cities, that was a
positive study indicator.
the exhibition Latvian universities had “Admission spot days” in several
student agencies and also in “Study in Latvia” center in Chennai, during which
they met potential students to consult them individually about issues on study
admission, internships and got to know much wider about India’s educational
situation. On the 16th of May Latvian dellegation visited Latvian
embassy in India, where was the meeting with the Ambassador of Latvia in India
– Aivars Groza and also later followed Latvian presentations to students on Latvia’s
Summarizing the visit, it is clear that
Latvia and India have to continue cooperating more closely, as within each year
the number of arrived students, coming to study full-time to Latvia, increases.
Therefore, this work should be continued in the same way, in order to provide
the students with obtainable worldwide
recognized education in Europe, therefore strengthening the relations between
India and Latvia.