Global Community Celebrates Saskatchewan’s Approach to International Education | News & Media
Release November 4, 2021
Today, the Government of Saskatchewan hosted a virtual forum on international education with partners from more than 15 countries, the post-secondary sector and the government to highlight the province’s recently announced international education strategy.
“Increased knowledge in the sector will increase opportunities for international recruitment and engagement, positioning Saskatchewan as a destination of choice for students,” Minister of Advanced Education Gene Makowsky said. “These connections help the post-secondary sector to attract international students in innovative ways, while meeting the commitments set out in the Saskatchewan Growth Plan.”
The virtual forum focused on the impact of the International Education Strategy for the Future, with presenters from the postsecondary sector from Saskatchewan, as well as from British Columbia, Newfoundland, New Scotland and Manitoba. In addition, several individuals from post-secondary institutions in Saskatchewan were recognized for their leadership and contribution to the development of the strategy.
International students bring a global perspective to Saskatchewan and create opportunities for research and innovation. Working with international trade offices, industry and government partners, relationships are established in several countries to help strengthen the province’s brand, while increasing trade and investment opportunities. The promotion of new international partnerships will play a vital role in educational and research opportunities in Saskatchewan and abroad.
To further strengthen ties with educational institutions in other countries, the Government of Saskatchewan signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Indo-Canadian Shastri Institute in India earlier this week.
The development of the strategy was the result of a collaborative effort between the Ministry of Advanced Education, government partners and post-secondary institutions in Saskatchewan. A number of initiatives related to global engagement, capacity building and leadership will raise the profile of the province over the next five years to attract key international markets and new markets.
To learn more about the International Education Strategy, visit https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/education-and-learning/post-secondaire-international-education-strategy.
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