Top UAE varsities back Getex
Dubai, March 28, 2011
Leading UAE-based universities will be showcasing their academic programmes and study options during Getex 2011, a major education, training and professional development event, set to be held in Dubai next month.
The event will run from April 14 to 16 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Getex 2011 will gather more than 350 international exhibitors from 37 countries who will present over 2,500 academic programmes for students of all ages and backgrounds, featuring undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, vocational and occupational courses and professional development courses.
This year's visitor footfall is expected to exceed 30,000 people from all over the Middle East, a statement said.
"The presence of prestigious universities has been a key factor that has established Getex as UAE’s leading event and the premier education, training and professional development event in the Middle East and across Asia,” said Anselm Godinho, managing director, International Conferences & Exhibitions (IC&E), organisers of the event.
“The list of top academic institutions participating at Getex continues to grow each year, providing students and visitors a truly comprehensive selection of world-class education programmes to choose from.”
“Now more than ever, leading universities from all over the world are exploring new possibilities in the Middle East as education is increasingly becoming a fundamental component in the long-term development plans of Arab countries across the region,” he added.
Fahad Al Saadi, assistant vice chancellor for enterprise and development, Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University, said: “Getex provides direct access to a network of potential students, academic instructors and institutional providers, who are all part of the target audiences of the university.”
“The event will also allow HBMeU to reinforce its reputation as a leader in e-learning and quality management in the Arab World, while emphasizing the university's role in preparing learners socially and academically to have brighter career prospects in the future. We are confident of having a successful participation at Getex this year as we look forward to reaching out and meeting students from all over the region."
Thamer Saeed Salman, vice president – administration & financial affairs office, Ajman University of Science and Technology, said: "Getex has been an ideal venue to network with potential students, academic faculty and institutional providers. It is an excellent platform for us to present our education and training solutions and an opportunity for potential students to see what distinguishes us from other peer institutions.”
“Through this edition of Getex, we hope to bring closer a selection of 42 programmes: a compilation of 30 undergraduate programmes supported by 12 graduate degrees,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service
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