Organized by global education services provider, Navitas, the Australian Education Expo 2022, was conducted successfully on the 12th and 13th of March 2022 at the One Galle Face Mall Atrium, with active participation from service providers, students, parents and the public. In particular, Edith Cowan University (ECU) prominently showcased the world of opportunity available to students through its campuses in Perth and Sri Lanka. Students from Sri Lanka and the region were seen amongst the visitors at the event, which was also supported by Austrade, the Australian Trade and Investment Commission. Austrade’s Director (Education) in Sri Lanka, Kanishka Padidilian, attended the event, along with a number of other dignitaries and key personalities in the field of higher education in Sri Lanka.
One of the largest exhibitors at the Expo, and one of Sri Lanka’s most preferred choices for an Australian Education, ECU drew huge interest from students and parents with big dreams and global ambitions. Active participation was noted amongst O/L students looking for a college pathway to university and A/L students looking for Australian Degree opportunities, both in Sri Lanka and in Perth, while post-graduate students looking to obtain Master’s Degrees and PhDs in Australia also showed significant interest in ECU’s offerings at Australian Education Expo 2022.
Discussing the success of the event, Sarath Perera, Head of Marketing and Admissions at Edith Cowan University – Sri Lanka said, “Australian Education Expo 2022 was a resounding success. The participation we observed and the interest we witnessed surpassed all expectations. We look forward to providing a new generation of aspiring students with concrete pathways to success. Through Edith Cowan University – Sri Lanka, we are very pleased to be able to provide world-class Australian university qualifications, including full degrees, right here in Sri Lanka, making it significantly easier for aspiring students from Sri Lanka, and the region, to access a globally recognised Australian Education.”
Edith Cowan University is a top ranked young university in Australia with more than 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, with more than 6,000 international students from across 100 countries. The University has 8 schools including Arts and Humanities, Business and Law, Education, Engineering, Medical and Health Sciences, Nursing and Midwifery, Science and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). Meanwhile, Edith Cowan University – Sri Lanka provides degrees in:Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Computer Science, Bachelor of Science (Cybersecurity), Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science), Bachelor of Design (Games and Interactive Design) and Bachelor of Science (Nursing Studies).
Commenting on the occasion of Australian Education Expo 2022, Manisha Gunasekara, Manager Admissions and Recruitment at ECU Sri Lanka added, “It’s exciting to witness a diverse range of students from Sri Lanka and the region expressing phenomenal interest in obtaining an Australian qualification in Sri Lanka. Through ECU Sri Lanka, we’re creating new worlds of opportunity and increasing accessibility to a world-class education for all students.