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26 Mar 2013

Focus on student mobility in Hong Kong

Representatives of Québec educational institutions took part in the APAIE Conference and Exhibition. Far right: François Gaudreau, Director of the Québec government office in Beijing.

Over 1,000 people, including ten Québec representatives, took part in a major conference on advanced education held in Hong Kong from March 11 to 14. Keynote speeches, networking, dialogue and partnerships were on the agenda at the eighth edition of the Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) Conference and Exhibition.

A huge exhibition hall housed about a hundred booths, which drew a large number of visitors. Two of them were manned by people from the following Québec educational institutions:

  • Conférence des recteurs et des principaux des universités du Québec (CREPUQ)
  • Polytechnique Montréal
  • HEC Montréal
  • Concordia University
  • Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
  • Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR)
  • Université Laval
  • McGill University

Partnership opportunities

Universities in Hong Kong and across China are working to recruit a growing number of foreign students in order to create multicultural environments on their campuses. They also encourage their students to learn a second language, such as French. These factors mean that there are excellent opportunities for collaboration for Québec universities.

The Québec government office in Shanghai joined with the Ministère des Relations internationales, de la Francophonie et du Commerce extérieur and CREPUQ to organize a networking activity parallel to the APAIE Conference. Over 120 education-sector representatives from 25 countries took part. Dialogue during the activity focused on student mobility and joint planning of programs.

Québec government office in Beijing
Québec Government Office in Shanghai
CREPUQ
Asia-Pacific Association for International Education

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