Getex to step up focus on higher education
Dubai, January 19, 2012
Getex 2012, a leading education and training exhibition, will be showcasing a much broader selection of higher education programmes, catering to the growing number of post-graduate placements in the UAE and across the Middle East.
The UAE alone has witnessed a 10 to 15 per cent increase year-on-year in postgraduate placements according to a study by Getex, while graduate programmes and occupational courses remain in great demand with over 300,000 secondary education students in the UAE looking to enroll in various local and foreign universities, said organisers International Conferences and Exhibitions (IC&E).
Getex 2012, which will take place from April 19 to 21 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, will also introduce a unique “Business School” cluster in light of the growing interest in business education in the UAE and across the region, making it easier for students to choose from available courses being offered by prestigious academic institutions.
More than 500 institutions and no less than 2,500 academic, vocational and training programmes will be on offer during Getex 2012, which expects over 30,000 visitors from across the Middle East.
Anselm Godinho, managing director, IC&E, said: “Getex has consistently been at the forefront of promoting quality education in the Arab world for over 25 years. We have established a wide network of strategic partners within the local and international academic sector, giving us greater leverage to cater to all the educational needs of students across the region.”
“For Getex 2012, higher education will be a major focus in line with our strategy to support efforts by Arab societies to boost the professional competency and enhance the career prospects of their citizens.”
“Education certainly remains high on the agenda of all Arab countries, as manifested by the relatively high educational expenditure in the region. Getex is taking proactive steps to complement the region’s intensified investments on education by providing access to world-class academic programs and resources,” Godinho continued.
“For this year the emphasis will be on specialised streams in higher education such as the Business Schools cluster to help students make informed decisions when choosing courses that offer the best potential for professional growth,” added Godinho.
The event will be showcasing thousands of academic programmes being offered by higher education institutions from all over the world. Universities from the US, UK, Australia, Canada, India, Lebanon, Turkey, Malaysia and 30 other countries will be represented at Getex 2012. – TradeArabia News Service