EURIE 2020 Testimonials

  • “The 2020 5th EURIE Conference was my first. I came thinking “another international conference” and departed totally transformed, feeling awestruck. It felt like an intellectual somersault.  The successfully organized conference was not only about meeting new colleagues, exchanging insights, hearing research findings and discussing issues but also about building life-long friendships and collaborations. What more can we ask of a conference?  An exceptional opportunity that offers more than insights – I am hooked and look forward to the 2021 conference.”  

Dr. Yaprak Dalat Ward, Associate Professor, Fort Hays State University, USA

  • “It was the first time for the Oxford EMI Training team to attend a EURIE conference. We enjoyed all aspects of the conference in Istanbul. We had the opportunity to speak about English Medium Instruction and training for universities. The audience was engaged and we had lots of questions and interesting conversations with academics and administrators afterwards. We also had an exhibition stand which enabled us to meet many universities around the world and exchange ideas on international education. Of course, a highlight for us coming from the UK was also the gala dinner which in the most amazing venue – a wonderful experience. Thank you to all at EURIE 2020. We will be back!”

Julie Dearden, Director, Oxford EMI Training, UK

  • “As a first time speaker and attendee at EURIE 2020 I was very impressed by the quality of the conference program and the professional organisation of the event.  EURIE provides an invaluable opportunity to network with like-minded people from around the globe and the depth and breadth of the conference sessions was truly inspiring.”

Louise Goold, Director, Development and External Relations, Faculty of Education, Monash University, AUSTRALIA

  • “EURIE provided an excellent opportunity to engage with a global audience on key themes within the sector. I enjoyed many interesting and thought-provoking sessions, and networking with speakers and delegates throughout the three days.”

Charles Hardy, Higher Education Partner, LinkedIn, UK

  • “This is the fifth time that I have participated in the EURIE summit. Experience acquired with many lessons learned: During the exhibition, getting rich information on training offers in several corners of the world, and seeking collaboration opportunities. In addition, during parallel panel sessions, to be informed of case studies and research on various higher education issues, followed by lively discussions and fruitful exchanges. Unforgettable moments marked by the friendly reception of the organizers. Thank you, all the staff for setting up a very prestigious conference.”

Prof. Dr. Abdelali Kaaouachi, Director of Research Laboratory in Education and Training, University Mohammed I, MOROCCO

  • “The EURIE conference is Memorial University of Newfoundland’s “go to” conference for meeting with counterparts from the Eurasian region. The presentations are valuable and the opportunities to meet with potential partners are plentiful. We always come away with new ideas and new partnerships to develop.”

Dr. Sonja Knutson, Director, Internationalization Office, Memorial University of Newfoundland, CANADA

  • “At EURIE, we had a good perspective of higher education and internationalization in Eurasia. It is a good platform for partnerships for student and staff mobility of which we were able to establish during the summit. We enjoyed the experience of sharing our country’s perspective on internationalization.” 

Nonceba Mbambo-Kekana, Director, International Affairs, University of Limpopo, SOUTH AFRICA

  • “EURIE annual summit is a great place to share success stories and hear new ideas from all over Eurasia and all over the world.”

Eero Loonurm, Head of International Marketing Department, Study in Estonia, ESTONIA

  • “EURIE conference and exhibition offers unparalleled opportunities for sharing best practices in university management, as well as for networking. With its focus on tertiary sector of the Middle East, this forum completes the puzzle of must-go events for international educators. And then it is Istanbul… This is just a miracle city that whirls you into a fairytale as soon as you leave the exhibition hall.”

Konstantin Platonov, Associate Head of International Office, HSE University – St. Petersburg, RUSSIA

  • “I recommend EURIE 2021 for any #Academicglobetrotter engaging in relevant social impact Internationalisation of Higher Education matters. It was a delight engaging in panel discussions on Internationalisation of Higher Education with worldwide renowned academics, deans and CEO’s of Higher Education Institutions at EURIE 2020.” 

Dr. Florentin Popescu, Senior Researcher International Business, HAN University of Applied Sciences, NETHERLANDS

  • “EURIE 2020 was a great event! I got the golden opportunities to meet many of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)’s partners especially from Europe and also made new friends and future partners. The parallel sessions are very informative and every event was well planned.”

Prof. Dr. Nor Haniza Sarmin, Associate Director Global Strategy and Engagement, UTM International, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, MALAYSIA

  • “EURIE is the new meeting point for international higher education and as such, in my personal opinion, one of the top 10 events of its kind in the world this year. Event providing a connection of different parts of the world with the great potential of the Eurasian region became a recognizable event.  Finally, I have to add that Istanbul is a great location and hospitality of Turkish people creates a perfect working environment and suits the best in the promotion of the conference’s goals.” 

Sanja Stifter, Assoc. Professor, University of Rijeka, CROATIA