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Driven by the perpetual longing to gain a global exposure and experience a firm academic calendar, where a professor will know the exact date of graduation right from the orientation day, going abroad for higher studies is not an elite aspiration for Indians anymore. With the rise of the middle class financial status and availability of numerous scholarships and education loans, the number of Indian students aspiring to study abroad has been steadily rising. It is also true that most of the Indian students choose countries like the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Austria or Italy over other European nations. However, Europe is much larger than these countries and there are so many higher education hubs that Indian students have not explored yet. In Europe, when you head to east from...

10 Best Eastern European Colleges
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10 Best Eastern European Colleges

Defining the countries belonging to the Easter Europe is a complicated process, as there is no consensus on the precise area it covers, partly because the term has a wide range of geopolitical, geographical, cultural, and socioeconomic connotations. Apparently, there are "almost as many definitions of Eastern Europe as there are scholars of the region". A related United Nations paper adds, "Every assessment of spatial identities is essentially a social and cultural construct.” One such definition describes Eastern Europe as a cultural entity: the region lying in Europe with the main characteristics consisting of Greek, Byzantine, Eastern Orthodox, Russian, and some Ottoman culture influences. Another definition was created during the Cold War and used more or less synonymously with the term Eastern Bloc. A similar definition names the formerly communist European states outside the Soviet Union as Eastern Europe. Some historians and social scientists view such definitions as outdated or relegated, but they are still sometimes used for statistical purposes.

While, these are the information we can easily gather from public domains like Wikipedia and it is already available for anyone who wants to know more about Easter Europe, we have identified a few of the best colleges in this region to help Indian students looking for a quality international education. However, before we delve into the list of colleges, let us understand why a degree from these colleges worth taking. The primary reason: Eastern Europe covers all fields of study. Putting all the countries back to back, there is no field left uncovered by the Eastern European countries. Be it Law in Lithuania, Economics in Poland or Business and leadership in Hungary, you can find your field instantly with a simple search and be the one who stands out in a crowd of students. Affordable education and low cost living amidst spectacular natural beauty would add more excitement to the dreams of studying in the Eastern Europe.

However, the bombardment of information and the heavy weight of all the prospects and brochures settle students into a muddle to decide on the suitable university, which does not only complement their interest but also is parallel in terms of quality, rank and facilities. We at Higher Education Review, hence, following the required attributes, have articulated a list of excellent colleges and universities under the title '10 Best Eastern European Colleges – 2018.'

Institution Name

Location

Description

American University in Bulgaria Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria The first American-style, English language, liberal arts educational institution in Eastern Europe, the University is a unique cooperative venture established with the support of the U.S. and Bulgarian governments, the Open Society Institute, and the University of Maine.
Baku Engineering University Baku, Azerbaijan The University prepares engineers on all levels of higher education, executes programs of higher and additional education in this sphere and conducts fundamental and applied scientific researchers and functions under the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Cracow University of Technology Krakow, Poland Holding over 70-year-old tradition of educating engineers, modernity and openness to change as well as hard work on the improvement of the Polish scientific and technical thought, the University ensures the highest ethical standards and a high scientific level.
International Business School Budapest, Hungary The academic experience at the institute provides the international students from over 100 countries of the world with not only an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, but also skills and networking opportunities that bring lifelong competitive advantages.
International School of Law and Business Vilnius, Lithuania One of the biggest private establishments of higher education in Lithuania, the University fosters students' success, employability and personal and professional development by providing exceptional teaching, learning quality and flexible curriculum.
Kozminski University Warsaw, Poland One of the most internationalized universities in Poland, the University holds three international accreditations (EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB) and perceives internationalization as an integral part of innovative business education and one of the core vehicles for its development.
Kyiv School of Economics Kiev, Ukraine An excellent academic institution ranked among top schools in Europe, the institute offers its students a unique chance to learn from the highly qualified full-time faculty as well as experienced executives, top managers of large Ukrainian and international companies, who teach at the school.
Megatrend University Belgrade, Serbia Standing tall on the pillars of quality and uniqueness, the University offers an education, which is the best and ensures the international students to take away home an experience that will be both memorable and professionally beneficial.
Turiba University Riga, Latvia With many successful partnerships with local and international companies, the University has industry experts instructing students in specialized fields and it provides students with deep insight into specific industry and a well-rounded perspective.
Zagreb School of Economics and Management Zagreb, Croatia With more than 1200 undergraduate students, over 150 graduate students, more than 2800 alumni and more than 130 partner universities all over the world, the institute has been educating Croatia’s future economic and business experts.