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IUNC Americas 2018











1) Convenient dates & place:

► Right before the ICEF Miami Workshop


2) Each IUNC Conference takes place in a strategically important city of the region of the event:

► it is an easy place to get to (direct flights from almost all countries)

► the best institutions of the region will be participating

► interesting traveling destination, plenty of places world-famous places of interest, vibrant atmosphere, great cultural experience


3) The IUNC Conference is the purpose-oriented event with the specific audience:

► the well-defined aim of the event ensuring fruitful results

► attended by the decision-makers on Int`l Affairs of the institutions only (Int`l Relations Officers, responsible for different areas of International Performance of universities)

► no irrelevant meetings


4) Networking &  Personal Negotiations as a main idea of the conference

► pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings (business appointments)

► an opportunity to choose potential partners of your interest (match-making)

► a chance to meet & discuss possible cooperation IN PERSON


5) Cost-effectiveness as a priority

► IUNC conference is an "all-inclusive" event (the registration fee covers all sessions, one-to-one meetings, campus-tour, all meals according to the Program)

► The early bird discounts let save up to €600 per participant

► Additional benefits and discount for speakers


6) Pre-scheduling activities & event organisation

► easy-manageable agenda (e-scheduler will do a match-making, find available time-slot and appoint all meetings for you)

► time-saving technologies (it will take about 30 min to get familiar and make up your agenda)

► you will not be lost at the conference! You will have your personal negotiation table marked with your institution name and branding opportunities.

► your online agenda will guide you all the time. You will have the place and time of your next meeting, and your partner will come to this place at the appointed time as well. 



About the target regions:


In 2013, there were 236,000 Chinese students studying at higher education institutions in the United States.

According to The White House information, China accounts for 28% of all foreign students and exchange visitors in the United States. In 2013, Chinese students in the US spent US$8 billion, an increase of almost 24% on the previous year.

More than 886,052 international students were enrolled in the US in 2012/13, an increase of 8% over the previous year.

The US’s study abroad sector currently sends 300,000 US students abroad annually mostly on short-term or semester-long programs.

International students contribute more than US$27 billion to the US economy.

According to the Graduate Enrollment and Degrees: 2003 to 2013 report, contributing to an average annual increase of 6.8% among first-time international graduate enrolments over the last five years.

QS World University Rankings® 2014/15 – American universities occupy six spots in the TOP-10 HEIs of the world.

US moves to double its number of outbound students by 2018.



According to the survey carried out by The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), compared to eight years ago, internationalization is considered a “top priority” at 82% of Canadian universities.

More than 93% of Canadian HEIs offer international programs.

In 2014, there were approximately  89,000 full-time international students enrolled in undergraduate programs on Canadian campuses (approximately  11% of full-time undergraduates), and  44,000 full-time international students in graduate programs (almost 28% of all graduate students) as it is said in research Internationalization at Canadian universities of AUCC.

Canadian educators to undertake part of the mammoth task of upskilling India’s youth population – to  train 150 million young people by 2022.

Canada and China have reached a reciprocal agreement to introduce a 10-year, multiple entry visa for business, travel and tourism. It makes much easier for international education professionals, faculty and students from Canada to travel to China.

CBIE says the country is well on its way to meeting the Canada’s International Education Strategy goal of having 450,000 foreign students by 2022.

The number of international students in Canada grew 22.8% from 2011 to 2013 and 11% from 2012 to 2013, and there are now close to 300,000 international students in the country.


Latin American countries

Brazil is also a major hub for education in the Latin American region, dominating the Latin American rankings with an impressive 76 entries out of the 300 universities featured. Learn more about Best Places to Study Abroad in Latin America.

Brazil, with a population of 200 million, has 7.3 million higher education students and more than 2,000 higher education institutions, including 195 universities.  

In most Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) countries, educational infrastructure and the quality of teaching need to be improved. As much as 10.6% among 15-to-19-year-olds, and 13.4% among 20-to-24-year-olds are considered functionally illiterate. Only 33% of young people have access to secondary education.

During the school year 2015-2016 there were 7,169 Colombian students studying at U.S. institutions of higher education – an increase of 1.2% from the previous academic year. Other favored study destinations for Colombian students are Spain, France and Canada.

Public institutions remain the largest provider of higher education in Mexico, enrolling about 70.69 percent of the 3.6 million students in the tertiary system as of 2015-2016. In the Latin American region, Argentina is the only country to have a higher rate of public institution enrollment (74%).

Mexico’s system of higher education has seen dramatic growth over the last 45 years. In the period 1971 to 2000, total enrollment increased more than six-fold from 290,000 to 1,962,000, rising to 3.6 million in the 2015-2016 year.

In academic year 2014/15 a record 2,956 U.S. students enjoyed their study in Peru, making it the 20th most popular study destination for American students, and the sixth most popular country of study in Latin America after Costa Rica (8,497), Argentina (4,549), Brazil (4,223), Mexico (3,730), and Ecuador (3,438).

The best institutions of LATAM region (In Spanish)


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