Over 30,000 visitors will benefit from face-to-face interaction with providers of world-class education and training programmes
Dubai: The Spring edition of the Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (Getex) will offer a broad spectrum of education and training courses from 25 countries from April 12 to 14 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
High school students searching for universities and specific academic or vocational courses during their final year will get the chance to have face-to-face meetups with universities, look through over 2,000 course options, discuss admission policies and explore campus features.
While Getex 2017 successfully attracted 31,000 learners across all age groups who engaged with over 250 regional and international education providers, Getex 2018 is expected to see close to 35,000 visitors.
The event is also an opportunity for education providers from around the world to showcase their programmes to one of the world’s most culturally diverse societies.
“Getex has established itself as the region’s most powerful platform for student recruitment and has been a major driving force in the placement of tens of thousands of students to over 100 education destinations all the way from North America, across Europe through Asia and Australia,” said Anselm Godinho, managing director of ICE, organisers of the event.
The Middle East also has one of the world’s fastest-evolving student populations growing at double-digit rates each year. Its higher education sector is booming with a robust compound annual growth rate forecast of 7.3 and 5.3 per cent in private and public enrolments.
More than 123,500 students are expected to enrol in private universities and 61,551 students in public universities by 2020. The UAE is fast evolving as a competitive education destination, attracting international students from more than 40 countries. With 32 international university campuses, the UAE offers students top internationally-accredited undergraduate and postgraduate options in every conceivable study stream.
“This year’s exhibition will bring more study opportunities to students in the region with new colleges and universities coming in from Central Asia, Russia, India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries,” added Godinho.
Getex targets different student groups based on the courses on offer at the event and successfully matches university seekers with educational service providers. Now in its 29th year, the exhibition has established a reliable network with schools, colleges, universities and other educational institutions as part of its ongoing efforts to support and guide the aspirations of the region’s evolving student community. The exhibition is the most comprehensive education and training event in the Middle East.