06/09/2023 | Events

Academic Highlights: A Report on the 13th Annual General Meeting of the OCEANS Network, July 1st-2nd, Vienna, Austria

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Dear Esteemed WBAA Community,

I am delighted to provide a detailed account of my participation in the 13th Annual General Meeting of the OCEANS Network, an academic confluence that unfolded in Vienna, Austria, from July 1st to 2nd. This event served as a prominent forum for academic discourse, collaborative engagement, and intellectual growth within the realm of international education.

The meeting was a convergence of students, alumni, and professionals dedicated to advancing international education. It was a privilege to engage in conversations with like-minded individuals from diverse backgrounds, emphasizing the importance of collaboration among alumni networks in furthering our collective mission.

Throughout the event, a series of insightful discussions, workshops, and seminars explored the latest developments in international education. These sessions allowed for the exchange of experiences and knowledge sharing, reinforcing the significance of alumni associations in supporting and enhancing the impact of international education programs.

One of the highlights was gaining a deeper understanding of the organisational structures of sister networks within the OCEANS community. This knowledge will prove invaluable as we strengthen our collaboration with these associations, working together to foster international cooperation in education.

I had the honour of representing WBAA during the Annual General Meeting and was heartened by the warm reception received. This experience reaffirmed the vital role that WBAA plays in advancing the objectives of the OCEANS Network and highlighted our commitment to academic excellence and international cooperation.

As we reflect on this enriching experience, I eagerly anticipate our continued participation in events like the OCEANS Network Annual General Meeting. These gatherings serve as platforms for showcasing WBAA's dedication to academic excellence and international collaboration.

In summary, my participation in the 13th Annual General Meeting of the OCEANS Network was a rewarding experience, emphasising the importance of international education and the academic role of alumni associations. Together, we are making a significant impact on the global higher education landscape, forging connections, and creating opportunities for the next generation of global citizens.

Njomza Sallauka

Vienna, Austria 03rd July 2023