Getex to offer learners more options
Dubai, February 29, 2012
The upcoming Getex 2012 exhibition in Dubai will offer learners more academic options from regional and international universities, organisers said.
Leading academic institutions from the UAE, India, UK, Canada, the US, Malaysia and Turkey will make up the bulk of exhibitors during its three-day run from April 19 - 21 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Getex revealed that it will be offering a much wider range of top-quality academic choices from regional and international schools to some of the finest universities from around the world, in addition to professional advice to help students identify the best academic programs available for them.
Some of the UAE-based universities that have confirmed participation include American University in Sharjah, American University in Dubai, Amity University, Middlesex University, Al Ghurair University and Ajman University. Anna University and Symbiosys International University of India; Skema Business School (France), ICAEW (UK), American University Beirut, University of Balamand (Lebanon), University of Windsor (Canada) and Seneca College (Canada), University of California and Western Michigan University from the US are part of the long list of foreign universities that will be showcasing their academic programs.
Anselm Godinho, managing director, International Conferences and Exhibitions(IC&E), organisers of the event, said: “By gathering the best universities from all over the world, Getex serves as an important networking platform that promotes and supports the integration of best practices in the Middle East academic landscape”.
The Higher Education segment will also host the unique “Business School” cluster, which is being introduced in response to growing interest in entrepreneurship and business education in the UAE and across the region.
Getex 2012 will also offer a wide selection of residential/boarding schools and summer camps in the General Education segment. With the number of primary and secondary education institutions in the UAE and other GCC countries struggling to meet local demand, several boarding schools in countries such as Canada, India and UK are attending the expo to cater to the strong demand for primary and secondary education, said Godinho.
There will also be a dedicated segment for Vocational Education, which will be offering entry-level skills programs through to higher level management or technical skills. The Training & Professional Development segment, on the other hand, serves as the region’s premier forum for career progression and professional development, with a selection of courses that include leadership development, coaching, project management, time management, HR best practices, and social media and communication.
Getex 2012 will incorporate the Global EdTech Forum – A Teachers’ Conference, which aims to help educators reach out to students through effective communication and proper use of existing and new technology. – TradeArabia News Service