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21st Spanish AULA 2013 - International Educational Opportunities Exhibition

Tuesday, January 28 2014

Austrade has recently published a report on the 21st Spanish AULA 2013 - International Educational Opportunities Exhibition. AULA is sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Education (Ministerio de Educación), and is an opportunity for Spanish students to explore the wide range of educational options available to them both in Spain and abroad. It is the largest and most visited education exhibition in Spain.

AULA is Spain’s largest and most visited education exhibition. In 2013 it attracted a total of 103,589 visitors an increase of 5% from 2012. It is a well-established and well-organised fair, now in its 21st consecutive year.

Several countries participated in the exhibition, including Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Russia, Switzerland, United States of America.

The fair aims to promote contact between students and education institutions in order to guide students through the wide educational opportunities on offer in Spain and abroad.  All major Spanish public and private universities, VET institutions, education centres and language schools were present.

AULA was covered extensively in both media and social networks with a large number of attributed articles and followings on Facebook and Twitter. Several radio and TV channels also covered the event.

The Australian participants included representatives from institutions operating as Australian based agents, ELICOS providers, TAFE/VET providers, higher education provider and a secondary college who all shared space with the Australia Future Unlimited stand.

Austrade estimate that a little over 2,900 visitors came by the Australia stand and all Australian participants had good exposure on the stand with brochures displayed throughout the 5 day event and almost all units distributed to visitors.

Spanish student numbers in Australia have been increasing over the past five years. 2012 statistics show a 150% increase over 2009 stats despite Spain’s economic situation. Between 2011 and 2012 total enrolments increased 47.5%.

Due to Spain’s poor performance with foreign language skills, Spain is largely an ELICOS market with ELICOS accounting for 61.7% of all enrolments in 2012.

Between 2011 and 2012 ELICOS enrolments increased 43.7%, higher education enrolments increased 18.9% and VET enrolments increased 76.9%.

The 2014 AULA Exhibition will take place in Madrid from 19 to 23 February 2014. If you are interested in participating in this event please contact Ms Janine Taylor of Austrade. Alternatively, please contact Mr Alan Keith of ACPET international or phone (02) 628 7307 for international queries.


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