Alberta government funding non-profit group to attract international students

The Alberta government says it is spending $1 million to establish a non-profit organization that will work to attract more international students.

The province says the Alberta Bureau for International Education is to showcase the innovation and strength of post-secondary institutions across the province.

Minister of Advanced Education Demetrios Nicolaides says although two of Alberta’s largest universities already attract many international students, the non-profit can show what the entire post-secondary system has to offer.

The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology is to establish the non-profit as an independent board-governed organization with representation from post-secondary institutions and industry stakeholders.

David Ross, president of the Calgary institute, says creating stronger international ties will help bring vital academic, economic and social benefits to Alberta communities.

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The program is also to increase international learning opportunities for Alberta students.

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