The Vice-Chancellor’s Office for Internationalisation at the UPV/EHU, took part in the latest Nafsa annual trade fair with its own stand within the “Study in Spain” area. The UPV/EHU’s presence in Houston was fundamental to consolidate relations with Canadian and US universities in the CONAHEC, CREPUQ and USAC networks. The aim was also to build new international bridges with universities, mainly in North-America, Brazil, Korea and Australia. The UPV/EHU, with an offer of international excellence in the research and educational area, is thus increasing its presence on all markets and is consolidating its position.
Nafsa (National Association of Foreign Student Advisers) was set up in 1948 to provide professional support and specific training for the university technicians that had to deal with the large number of foreign students who flocked to the US universities at the end of World War II. It is now a US association dedicated to international education. Its annual conference is an exceptional first-rate opportunity to network with universities from around the world. In 2012, Nafsa was held in Houston (Texas) between 27 May and 1 June, and attracted 8500 people from 120 different countries. .