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beo was established in 2000 as a consultancy service for top universities wishing to recruit well-qualified and suitable international students. In providing such recruitment services beo has since grown into a transnational organisation, placing students into all levels of international education through counselling centres in major international student recruitment markets.

beo is unique in offering comprehensive student recruitment services, university academic preparation programmes and corporate careers search and selection functions within the same structure. This allows solutions across markets and synergies for clients between the education and corporate sectors whilst offering students a clear progression through academic preparation, international study and professional career development.

Edinburgh University Principal
Professor Sir Timothy O'Shea and North East Asia Office Director
Mr Matthew Wortley.

Professor Michael Arthur,
University of Leeds Vice Chancellor
and Chair of the Russell Group.

Although supporting student applications to any institution, beo has very strong formal partnerships with a carefully selected group of universities. These highly trusted partnerships with institutions are one of the reasons for the outstanding reputation beo enjoys in the student recruitment market. In Japan, beo is the only agency working with top UK universities such as University of the Arts London (UAL), The University of Bradford, The University of Birmingham, Lancaster University, University of Leeds, The University of Manchester and Oxford Brookes University, in addition to partnering with most of the Russell Group (www.russellgroup.ac.uk) of research-intensive British universities. Outside of the UK, beo partners with top world institutions such as “Australian Group of 8” (www.go8.edu.au) universities The University of Adelaide, The University of Melbourne, The University of Queensland and The University of Sydney, as well as universities in the USA such as the State University of New York (SUNY), Northeastern University, George Mason University, University of South Florida and Saint Louis University.

Gregg Glover,
Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Linda Tobash,
Institute of International Education.

beo is a member of NAFSA (www.nafsa.org) and is the exclusive partner in Japan of the Northern Consortium (NCUK) (www.ncuk.ac.uk) international group of universities. beo works closely with the British Council, Australian Education International, The United States Educational Commission and industrial organizations such as Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

This network of institutional partners is matched with local in-country partners in recruitment markets. beo has developed and supports research and exchange links with local universities, organizations and industry. For example in Japan, Tokyo (National) University of Fine Arts (with the University of the Creative Arts, UK), Yokohama, Yokohama City, Aoyama Gakuin, and Gakushuin universities, and Kansai and Fukuoka Prefectures’ Boards of Education.