Holland Education Fair To Be Held In Four Indonesian Cities
–>JAKARTA, Oct 22 (Bernama) — A Holland Education Fair 2009 will be held in four Indonesian cities, namely Yogyakarta, Bandung, Jakarta and Makassar, as part of a campaign of Dutch higher education institutions to “go international.”
“According to Neso (Netherlands Education Support Office) Indonesia data, the number of foreigners studying in the Netehrlands increased by 7.5 percent to 76.000 in the 2008-2009 period,” Antara news agency cited Ariono Hadipuro of the Neso Indonesia Education Promotion, as saying on Wednesday.
The main characteristic of higher education in the Netherlands was the ethnic diversity of students, programs of study or research, and openness to foreign students and teachers who enter the Netherlands as well as knowledge of the international world, he said.
Most foreign students in the Netherlands still came from the European continent. However, the Asian continent provides a significant contribution in the number of foreign students in the Netherlands, accounting for up to 20 percent of the total.
Therefore, in following the previous years, Neso Indonesia will hold a Holland Education Fair 2009 in Yogyakarta on Nov 10, 2009, Bandung (Nov12), Jakarta (Nov 14-15), and Makassar (Nov 17).
The exhibition venues are the Hotel Novotel in Yogyakarta, the Hilton Hotel in Bandung, Hotel Mulia in Jakarta, and the Clarion Hotel in Makassar.
A total of 23 universities from the Netherlands will participate and send representative to the Holland Education Fair 2009.
According to Director of Neso Indonesia Marrik Bellen, all universities participating in the event had signed a Dutch higher education code of ethics that allows to recruit international students and most of the courses offered by these various universities were in English.