RIUF – The Romanian International University Fair – first opened its gates in 2005 in Bucharest. At a time when studying abroad was wishful thinking for most, RIUF arrived and proved that many opportunities actually existed. RIUF 1 was a great success, gathering over 7,000 students from all over Romania in a single day, and proved that the local student market severely lacked information about and opportunities for pursuing higher education abroad.
Since, RIUF has expanded its activity countrywide and outside Romanian borders. Over time, we have formed very strong ties with our clients and, seeing that their recruitment effort targets multiple countries, we too have increased our European presence to facilitate theirs. This led to IUF Greece – The Greek International University Fair – first taking place in 2016. Having reached its third edition, our Greek event is becoming a mainstay in spring recruitment calendars.
Combined, RIUF and IUF Greece form what we call EDUCATIVA Events, a prime tool for higher education recruiters. EDUCATIVA Events are the largest student recruitment events in Southern and Eastern Europe, and remain benchmarks in the industry according to exhibitors’ feedback and attendance figures. Each academic year, 150 international institutions coming from 20 countries are connected with 25,000 prospective students through RIUF and IUF Greece.
More details about our markets and extensive events overviews are found in our last issued report.