2 Nov 2011, Brno - The Gaudeamus Fair with the participation of 185 exhibitors including 50 foreign schools has started today. The fair is taking place in Brno and will help high school students and those interested in lifelong learning to choose the right college. Gaudeamus will last until Friday.
"We expect that, like in previous years, about 30,000 people will come," said exhibition organizer Paul Mikula.
Each school is presented according to their specialization. For example, Defense University students show brought heavy military equipment. "Every day there will be another kind of technology. We will show some of the training and exercise," said Michael Hrbata from the Ministry of Defence.
Technical schools attract those interested in the results of their research. Visitors can see the robotic device or racing car from the Technical University.
Chemists perform simple experiments. Schools are trying to differentiate through the characteristic details. At the booth of one of Canada's educational institutions to miss hockey table. Fishing Science University of South Bohemia brought back to Brno aquarium with live fish.
A separate stand for the first time this year also represents the European Commission's initiative Youth on the move. Its aim is to increase the number of young people who study and gain work experience abroad. Commission on the Fair invited students who already have an exit behind them and can share their experiences and knowledge. Experience from abroad, according to representatives of the European Commission has a great advantage when seeking employment. "If an employer has before him two biographies and one sees foreign experience, so in 60 percent of the graduates choose to foreign experience," said Karel Bartak from the Directorate General for Education of the European Commission.
Representatives of 47 universities attend the Gaudeamus fair this year. Most of them are from Switzerland, Germany and Finland. Unlike last year, when China was represented in plenty, this year there is a lack of Asian exhibitors. "I think it is a consequence of the crisis," said Mikula.