BCCIE and MED announce new partnership to increase internationalization efforts between BC and Mongolia

Jan 26, 2021    Source: Chelsea Dibble

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Vancouver, BC — The BC Council for International Education (BCCIE) announced a new partnership today with the Metropolitan Education Department of Mongolia (MED) to promote the two-way flow of students and educators between Canada and Mongolia and to advance the international education interests of both countries.

Based on a shared commitment to support relations between Canada and Mongolia, the agreement will help facilitate the cultural and academic exchange of BC, Canadian, and Mongolian educational institutions, students, and educators and strengthen the internationalization efforts of BCCIE and MED.

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed virtually by Randall Martin, Executive Director, at BCCIE, and Gantulga Jigjidsuren, the head of MED. It was witnessed by the Canadian Ambassador to Mongolia, Catherine Ivkoff. This is the first MOU signed between BCCIE and MED.

Quotes:

Randall Martin, Executive Director, British Columbia Council for International Education

“Mongolia is a great and important country, a major trading partner of Canada especially in mining, and importantly an emerging market for BC’s education system. Our agreement with MED represents another step towards advancing study abroad opportunities for students and teachers in BC and Mongolia and signifies the commitment both share in fostering global citizenship.”

Gantulga Jigjidsuren, Head, Metropolitan Education Department of Mongolia

“Since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and Canada, bilateral cooperation between our two countries is developing in every direction. With a vision to provide equitable and fair access to quality education for all and to prepare educated human resources, the Government of Mongolia attaches great importance to its foreign relations with our partner countries. The signing of this MOU cements the foundation for mutual cooperation to explore and create opportunities for students, teachers, and instructors and I believe it marks the beginning of an effective collaboration that enriches the education relations of our two countries.”