FH Kufstein Tirol at Europe’s largest international conference for higher education
The European Association for International Education (EAIE) was founded in 1989 in order to bundle expertise, networking and resources in the internationalization of higher education. For 30 years, the EAIE has annually held the largest international conference in Europe on the topic of higher education, which was held in Geneva this year. 5,700 participants from 95 countries arrived in Switzerland. As representatives of FH Kufstein Tirol, Managing Director Prof. (FH) Thomas Madritsch and Manager of the International Relations Office Mag. Noureddine Rafili also made the journey.
Within the context of the reception for the Austrian Exchange Service (OeAD), both representatives met in Geneva with Dr. Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger, who is the permanent representative for Austria at the office of the United Nations and the special organizations in Geneva as well as with Austrian Economic Delegate Mag. Manfred Schmid in Switzerland. Furthermore, Madritsch and Rafili also met with representatives of the OeAD, the Association of Austrian Universities of Applied Sciences (FHK), the National Agency Erasmus+ Education, various Austrian universities and also with many other partner universities from all over the world.
The meeting with Prof. Ramiro Salas-Bravo was a special highlight at the conference in Geneva. He is the former minister of tourism in Peru and president of Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, the 200th Partner university of FH Kufstein Tirol.