18–19
September
2017
ECUADOR, Quito
Where

Quito is one of the most compelling cities in Latin America. Nestled in a long, narrow valley in the Andes on the slopes Volcano Pichincha to the west, Quito enjoys a spectacular natural setting. The Ecuadorian capital city’s mix of colonial and modern architecture creates a fascinating built environment. In addition to being the site of the Ecuadorian government, Quito is also the nation’s cultural capital, with an impressive selection of museums, festivals, and nightlife.

Why?
  • Stable and growing economy
  • The real GDP growth in 2014 stands at around 4%, which puts it third in the region ahead of Peru (3.6%) and, notably, Brazil (0.3%). This growth rate is predicted to remain stable in the future. There is also an increasing trend of parents investing in their children’s education abroad.

  • Government measures to enhance education investment
  • Since adoption the new constitution in 2008, Ecuador has been pouring investment into reforming its education system (1.86% of GDP): investing in education is becoming part of the culture of the country thus raising Ecuadorian students’ academic levels.

  • Increased funding opportunities
  • As a result of the recent deep reforms of the educational system, there has been a sharp increase in the number of scholarships available through SENESCYT (The National Secretariat of Higher Education, Science, and Technology), and IECE (Ecuadorian Institute for Educational Credit and Loans), and a slashing of interest rates on student loans, pushing them from 12% down to 4.6%.

  • Bilateral education agreements
  • Recently, there have been dozens of new or strengthened education agreements signed with countries such as Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Malaysia, Mexico, South Korea, Spain, the Netherlands, the UK, and the USA.

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Agenda
18
September
2017
Monday
12:00
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15:00
Arrivals, check in at the hotel
15:30
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16:30
Registration and refreshments
16:30
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18:00
ETN Talk
18:00
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19:30
Presentations
19:30
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21:00
Welcome reception and dinner
19
September
2017
Tuesday
07:00
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09:00
Breakfast
09:00
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11:00
One-to-one meetings
11:00
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11:30
Coffee break
11:30
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13:00
One-to-one meetings
13:00
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14:30
Lunch buffet
14:30
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16:00
One-to-one meetings
16:00
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16:30
Coffee break
16:30
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18:00
One-to-one meetings
18:00
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18:30
Closing session
20:00
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21:00
Networking dinner
20
September
2017
Wednesday
07:00
-
09:00
Breakfast
09:00
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12:00
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