ACUP and CIC organise the Catalan participation at the annual APAIE conference

ACUP and the Interuniversity Council of Catalonia have organised the Catalan presence at the 13th annual conference and education fair of the Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE), lead by the National University of Singapore and three local reception universities, from March 25 to 29, 2018, in Singapore. Among the Catalan public universities, UPF, UB, UAB and UPC attended to the education fair. This is the sixth edition with Catalan university system representatives at APAIE. The previous editions in which Catalan universities participated were those of 2017 in Kaohsiung (Taiwan), 2016 in Melbourne (Australia), 2015 in Beijing (China), 2014 in Seoul (Korea of the South) and 2013 in Hong Kong (China).

The theme of this year's APAIE conference was: "The Impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific Region". Higher education is one of the fundamental pillars of society that must respond to a radically different economy and world in the future. The technological advances that impact on the internationalization of higher education give new prospects for the future for graduates, who have to face global challenges, with new modalities of commitment and mobility, international competition in research and collaboration.

The gathering it is a large-scale education fair with more than 100 stands and more than 1,000 delegates from all over the world. It includes conferences, workshops, exhibitions, networking events and visits to local universities. APAIE is an international non-profit association, founded in 2004, at the University of Korea. It is formed by university representatives from thirteen countries / regions of Asia-Pacific. The main objective of this association is to increase cooperation between higher education academic institutions, promote research, stimulate and facilitate the exchange and internationalization of higher education in Asia, in the Pacific regions and in the world . It also wants to promote the internationalization of academic institutions and support them.

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