Edwin van Rest is co-founder and CEO of Studyportals – the global marketplace for higher education. He is a grateful beneficiary of and a true believer in international education. As part of his engineering studies, Edwin spent time in Japan, Greece, Italy and the Netherlands, where he learnt first-hand how international education enriches lives and can connect our world. Through Studyportals he wants to simulate and help students to make an informed choice and broaden their horizon, while making our world a more equal and more tolerant place. Studyportals is the global marketplace for higher education: enabling students to find and compare all their study options across borders and online, and to enroll in the ones that fit them best. It served over 52 M unique users in 2021, resulting in over 174,000 international enrolments. Studyportals has over 3,750 participating universities from 118 countries and territories around the globe. Universities use Studyportals to improve and diversify their (international) student flows and only pay for actual results. Our new Global Access Initiative is dedicated to increasing access to education for emerging markets. We are creating a future where no one will be missing out on an education opportunity due to a lack of information.