Carmen Neghina
7 years ago

Studyportals associates join the Netherlands economic mission to Portugal


StudyPortals joins the Netherlands economic mission to Portugal

Eindhoven, NL – October, 11, 2017 – Studyportals, the global education search platform, today announced that two associates joined the Netherlands Economic Mission to Portugal, which took place between 10 and 12 October 2017.

With the leadership of and state visit from Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, a group of 35 companies and institutions joined the mission, exploring avenues for collaboration and cooperation between Dutch and Portuguese industries. As the two countries have a long, storied history of trade and economic support, Studyportals and other innovative companies are perfectly suited for this important event, continuing strengthening the economic relationship from now into the future.

On the second day of the mission, 11 October, Studyportals associates, Vincent Verspaandonk and Fernando Santos, joined the lunch with the Royal Family, along with the Rector of ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon, Luís Reto, and the Marketing Director of ISCTE Business School, Tiago Barbosa. During the dinner, Studyportals and ISCTE signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the presence of the Royal Family that will take shape in the weeks following.

Edwin van Rest, Studyportals CEO had shared his thoughts about and confidence in the partnership with ISCTE:

’The partnership will be a multiyear agreement with ISCTE – IUL, one of the highest ranked institutions in Portugal. The objective of this enrolment-based cooperation is to innovate and test a further result-based, risk-free, transparent recruitment method with ISCTE – IUL’’.

Through this partnership, Studyportals can secure a lasting relationship with the ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon, helping them grow their international student enrolments. The joint agreements entail the promotion of all English-taught programmes of ISCTE Business School.

Furthermore, Studyportals will continue to cooperate with Portuguese industry partners, carrying on the important, valuable connection that has long existed between the Netherlands and Portugal.



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About Studyportals

Studyportals is the international study choice platform, enabling students to find and compare their study options across borders. With over 114,000 published courses from over 2,450 participating universities and over 19 million users in 2016, Studyportals is a leading information source for study seekers. Studyportals was founded from an international student organisation in 2009, and initially focused on the European education market. Since 2014 the organisation, headquartered in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, has expanded its services, and is now also covering universities in the Americas, Oceania, and Asia. Its 180-person team includes 35 nationalities. For universities, Studyportals is a results-based channel for international student recruitment.

Studyportals has received numerous awards for its growth and social impact, including the EdTechxGlobal award in 2016 for best Education Technology growth company, the FD Gazelle award for #1 growth company in the Netherlands in the international category, and the ‘Change the World’ award from Entrepreneurs’ Organisation NL. For more information, visit


ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL) is a public university established in 1972. Pursuing teaching, research and community service activities, it plays a major role in educating qualified specialists and personnel, whose cultural, scientific and technical skills enable them to contribute to sustainable development both at the national and the global level. The strategic objectives of ISCTE-IUL are: innovation, quality, internationalization and development of an entrepreneurial culture.

With approximately 9000 students enrolled in undergraduate (46%) and postgraduate (54%) programs, 450 teachers and 220 non-teaching staff, ISCTE-IUL is proud to be one of the most dynamic and innovative universities in the country. Facing high demand, the student vacancies at the ISCTE-IUL have always been fully occupied.

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