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‘Education in Ireland’ student fair: A chance to explore career opportunities!

Education in Ireland fair saw participation of around 200 students from Mumbai & neighbouring cities.

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Mumbai: Education in Ireland, the national brand under the authority of the Minister for Education and Skills, responsible for the promotion of Irish Higher Education Institutions overseas has begun their 4 city education fair in India, starting with New Delhi, then moving to Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai.

The students & parents interacted with representatives of 14 higher education institutions who were responsible for giving out information on the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, academic culture of Ireland, scholarship opportunities, Job opportunities: to work independently as well as part time/ full time, entrepreneurial culture of Ireland, benefits of studying in Ireland post the issue of Brexit etc. The representatives also spoke about the different courses and programmes that students can take advantage for their professional careers.

Barry O'Driscoll, Senior Education Advisor, Education in Ireland said, "An education fair gives us a platform to interact with Indian students and to promote Irish institutes.

Every year Ireland welcomes Indian students and currently we have more than 2,000 Indian students studying at higher level. Ireland provides a wide range of courses including work placements and internship opportunities; this makes students take their first step towards a successful career. We look forward to increasing the number of students going from India to Ireland."

Manjit Arora, a parent at the student fair said, "As a parent, you always want the best for your kids and if it means sending them abroad for higher studies, then you need to have a grasp of the various aspects of what it is to study abroad."

Vikrant Penkar, a student at the fair said, "the education fairs encourage students to study abroad. They are very useful to prospective students who are searching for a specific program or are interested in seeing what's out there for their careers."

Education in Ireland' twice a year hosts education fairs in India to encourage students to study abroad. This year the fair was well attended by the students as compared to the previous year. The fair will next move to Bangalore on 26th and finally ending in Chennai on 27th November, 2016.

‘Education in Ireland’ student fair

Why study in Ireland?

  • An English speaking country which opens doors to international students
  • Ireland has the happiest, and most satisfied, international student community in Europe, according to an European study on student satisfaction, conducted by Study Portals
  • Ireland is a safe, friendly, dynamic, lively and a modern country with a young population and a successful technology orientated economy
  • A very close economic, cultural and educational links with the UK and US thus making its educational qualifications recognizable worldwide
  • A valuable 1 year stay back option for international students to gain work experience post completion of their studies
  • Top in Research: The Irish Government invests over Euro 782 million annually in research in Ireland's higher education institutions.
  • All 7 of Ireland's universities make top 150 in 'Times Higher Education' ranking
  • Ireland is a leader in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and Galway is a hub where many of the biotech companies are located.
  • Emerging fields like cloud computing and data analytics are key strengths of Ireland.
  • Companies such as Google, Facebook, Pfizer, PayPal, Apple, Intel, Genzyme and EA Games, LinkedIn, Twitter who require a skilled, educated and highly capable workforce to drive their success choose to locate in Ireland.
  • Located in Ireland:
9/10 top global ICT companies 8/10 top Gaming companies 8/10 top Global Pharmaceuticals companies
 15/20 top Medical Devices companies 6/7 top Diagnostics companies 50% of the world's leading Financial Services companies

The 14 Institutions that participated in the education fair included:

1. Cork Institute of technology
2. College of Computing Technology
3. Dublin Business School
4. Dublin City University
5. Dublin Institute of Technology
6. Maynooth University
7. National College of Ireland
8. National University of Ireland Galway
9. Trinity Business School
10. Trinity College Dublin
11. University College Cork
12. University College Dublin
13. University of Limerick
14. Waterford Institute of Technology

About Education in Ireland:

Education in Ireland is the national brand under the authority of the Minister for Education and
Skills, responsible for the promotion of Irish Higher Education Institutions overseas. For further information, visit www.educationinireland.com

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