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UAE ‘among prime destinations for students’

DUBAI, August 29, 2017

With top international universities, colleges, and higher academic institutions, the UAE has emerged as the region’s top destination for learners, said the organisers of an upcoming major education show in Dubai, UAE.

The Gulf Education & Training Exhibition (Getex), the region’s leading student recruitment event, will take place from November 1 to 3 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The UAE plans to expand the country’s education system by allocating Dh10.2 billion ($2.77 billion) for the public and private higher education sectors during the next four years. This amount represents 20.5 per cent of the entire Dh248 billion federal budget for 2017-2021.

For many young students, a host of factors make the UAE an exciting hub for education. The availability of an extensive range of quality courses, from science and technology to engineering and mathematics; a pool of experienced faculty members with international qualifications; and a host of comprehensive scholarship programs, among others, comprise the Emirates’ competitive edge. Part of what makes the UAE learning process more promising is the students’ exposure to diverse cultures as well.

Ahmed Al Awadhi, director of student services and registration, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) said: “Learning opportunities in the country are highly vibrant. Based on their preferences and interests, students from around the world can choose from a wide array of up-to-date course offerings of various universities and higher academic institutions operating in the UAE.”

“The healthcare field in Dubai is growing at a tremendous rate. At MBRU, we are proud to be part of this colossal growth. Through our College of Medicine, and the Hamdan Bin Mohammed College of Dental Medicine we offer a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program, and a number of specialty dental masters programs catering not only to students in the UAE but rather in the region. Our home-grown innovative curriculum, state-of-the-art facilities, our international academic partnership with Queen’s University Belfast, and diverse faculty body all allow us to equip our students with internationally recognized degrees right here in the UAE,” he added.

“The country’s education system is constantly being improved to make the UAE the global hub for education.  State-of-the-art infrastructure, best-in-class accommodation, and highly ranked schools and universities, are also among the UAE’s key advantages,” stated Daniel Adkins, CEO, Transnational Academic Group Middle East - Education Management Services Provider for the prestigious Curtin University Dubai.

“With such an incredible environment, learners will be able to set themselves on a path to lifelong success in a welcoming environment that inspires creativity and innovation.”

Anselm Godinho, managing director of International Conferences and Exhibitions and organizer of Getex, noted that the local education’s growing international stature is the result of the country’s ongoing shift to a knowledge-based economy.

“The country is fast gaining ground in achieving knowledge- and innovation-driven socio-economic growth, with many government initiatives geared towards this end. Education is the key to achieving this ambitious goal and thus, it is important that we give our students unhampered access to quality courses and training programs on top of best-in-class education infrastructure and an environment conducive to an optimal learning process,” he said.

Getex brings under one roof high-level representatives and education experts from top universities, higher education institutions, and training centres to showcase their multidisciplinary courses and programs. – TradeArabia News Service

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