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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

     

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  • 1 March 2013

    Polish Universities Fair organized in Toronto from February 28th until March 2nd attracts the attention of a significant number of Canadian and Polish youth. The goal of the fair is to reach out to young people with a message that education in Poland is very attractive not only for financial reasons but also because diplomas issued by Polish institutions are recognized and valid all over Europe and are transferable in order to be recognized in Canada.

    Aside from the presentations held at the prestigious Hart House of University of Toronto as well as the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga- the city with the largest Polish community in Canada - Polish university staff had presented individual university’s educational offers at a number of secondary schools in Toronto.

     

    Consul General Grzegorz Morawski, who opened the fair had noted that “the acquisition of international students and the promotion of polish educational institutions abroad is a necessity resulting from a time of a demographic low causing a constant decrease in the number of students at Polish higher education institutions”.

     

    Professor Grzegorz Dworacki of the Medical Academy in Poznań couldn’t agree with consul Morawski more. He is most happy with the fact that as “a result of last year’s university fair we have noted much more interest from Canadian students to study at our academy”.

    The Universities  Fair is not the only project of Polish schools on this attractive Toronto educational market. Anna Tarnowska- Waszak representing the Catholic University of Lublin is of the opinion that “currently, young people make all their decisions, including the ones regarding the choice of their educational future, mostly online”. That is the primary reason why said university from Lublin had  come up with the idea of the so called “Open University” concept in addition to its educational offer and regardless of where the students live or what their citizenship status is.

     

    The fair features 12 Polish educational institutions including: the Jagiellonian University, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Economic University in Krakow, Poznan and Wroclaw,  Catholic University in Lublin, Dolnośląska Szkoła Wyższa as well as the University of Life Sciences in Wroclaw. The representatives from medical schools were also present: Collegium Medicum from the Jagiellonian University, Medical University in Wrocław, Poznań and Lublin.

     

    The promotion of the fair, organized by the Fahrenheit Center for Study Abroad, has been handled by the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Toronto for 3 years now. The fair is being advertised by encouraging the youth to “Study in the heart of Europe”.

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