115 universities take part in Europe education fair


TAIPEI — The annual European Education Fair Taiwan (EEFT) kicked off Saturday in Taipei, offering visitors an opportunity to learn more about the diverse educational environments in Europe.

The largest education fair in Taiwan, the two-day event incorporates 115 universities and colleges from 12 European countries.

“Europe is wide open to Taiwanese students and ready to welcome them with its best universities, business and engineering schools,” said Patrick Bonneville, director of the Bureau Francais de Taipei.

Among the countries involved, the United Kingdom represents the largest contingent, with 60 participating institutions, while Denmark is a first-time exhibitor.

The only participant from Scandinavia, Denmark decided to take part in the fair after discovering a growing interest from Taiwanese students to study there, said Sune Kjeldsen, director of the Trade Commission of Denmark, Taipei.

The Denmark pavilion focuses on promoting its architecture and music schools, Kjeldsen said.