With symbolic act of Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, Studyportals commits to 100% global transparency in Education by 2018
Eindhoven, the Netherlands – April 7, 2017 – Studyportals, the global education choice platform, today celebrated the opening of its new headquarters in the Klokgebouw in Eindhoven. The new office symbolises the next stage in the company’s global impact and growth as it advances into a new period of innovation and strategic planning. Studyportals has opened its new office doors amid a bustling environment of creative, technologically-driven minds who comprise the historic and innovative Strijp-S area in Eindhoven within the Brainport region.
Studyportals was delighted to welcome Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands to symbolically carry out the office opening ceremony. The event also hosted several distinguished guests, including Prof.Dr. Jo Ritzen, the longest-serving Minister of Education in the European Union, as well as two Studyportals student ambassadors and one of last year’s winners of The Global Study Awards. Everyone in attendance received first-hand accounts of how international education has affected not only students but also today’s political and cultural environment.
The timing for the office opening ceremony was especially joyous, having occurred mere weeks after Studyportals received a €5 million investment from KEEN Venture Partners. This investment helped activate the company’s plans for global expansion and innovation, empowering students to better find global education options that match their unique needs.
Distinguished guest Prof. Dr. Jo Ritzen offered these words to everyone about international education in Europe and around the world:
‘The only road to lasting peace and understanding is in human encounters, across the divides of languages, cultures and beliefs. Internationalisation of education is then an important inroad for reducing divisive stereotypes about others and, in that way, reducing the sources of potential conflict. Studyportals helps reduce one of the many obstacles to study abroad. So I realise that, in this way, Studyportals contributes to international understanding, and to a stronger labour force.’
During the opening, Studyportals’ CEO, Edwin van Rest, shared his call to action for everyone in attendance:
‘When I studied in Japan, I felt first-hand how a diverse and international university experience can contribute to better lives but also a connected, more tolerant, and more equal world. This mission is why we founded Studyportals, and what continues to drive us forward. Studyportals is committed to contributing to the world and making international education opportunities more accessible globally.’
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Studyportals is the international education 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 165-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 www.studyportals.com .
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