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EduCo announces Irish university partnerships

EduCo International Group has announced its first partnerships with European universities, welcoming the leading Irish institutions Maynooth University and Dublin City University (DCU) into its global portfolio. Both Maynooth University and DCU are ranked in the Times Higher Education 150 Under 50 Rankings at number 68 and 79, respectively.
The announcement was made at EduCo’s Partner Conference in Bangkok, by the Ambassador of Ireland to the Kingdom of Thailand, Brendan Rogers. Ireland is continuing to grow in popularity as an international student destination as, explained Mr Rogers, the country “has a long tradition of educational excellence.”
For students looking to study in Ireland, EduCo has developed undergraduate and postgraduate pathway programmes that prepare students for university study. Students will be fully integrated into their university’s campus from the start of the programme and smaller class sizes with more contact hours will improve their chances of success as they progress.
Joff Allen, Chief Executive Officer of EduCo, said the company “is very proud to launch the partnerships with these world-renowned universities and to add Europe to our portfolio of destinations. Ireland offers a remarkable combination of quality education, industry-linked universities and a safe and welcoming environment for international students. We believe these new on-campus pathways will provide unique and exceptional academic opportunities.”
Mr Rogers explains what EduCo’s partnership means for Ireland, “international students bring a positive and added dimension to our education system. It is win-win for students and for the country. The ability to work in Ireland for a year after graduation is also a great incentive to study at the highest level.”
The announcement was well received amongst attendees to the conference, who were excited by the opportunities these new partnerships present for international students. Managing Director of EduCo International in Ireland, Jacob Kestner, described the feedback as “extremely positive. There is some uncertainty around traditional destinations such as the U.K. at the moment and the timing of the launch has created a lot of excitement.”
EduCo’s Partner Conference brought together leaders in the education industry from across Asia, to discuss the company’s role in international student recruitment for its partner institutions in Australia, the United States, Canada and Ireland.