GETEX Spring 2012 receives enthusiastic feedback from exhibitors, visitors

Leading universities underline strategic importance of GETEX in building brand recognition in Middle East
GETEX Spring 2012 successfully concluded a comprehensive showcase of over 2,500 academic, vocational and training programmes, gathering more than 400 leading academic institutions worldwide and over 30,000 visitors for the three-day exhibition at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from April 19 to 21, 2012. Organized under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education, GETEX 2012 was warmly received by government entities, corporate organizations, academic institutions, students and parents from the Middle East, underlining the growing focus on education, training and professional development initiatives across the region.

GETEX 2012, which is recognized as the Middle East’s leading education, training and professional development event, likewise generated an overwhelming response from local, regional and international universities, academic institutions and training organizations, emphasizing the strategic importance of GETEX as an ideal networking avenue to showcase quality educational programs being offered worldwide.
Dr. T.R. Venkatesh, Academic Head at Amity University, said: “More than reaching our goals, GETEX has helped us in allowing parents and students reach their goals. We want them to discover what they are interested in and what they like the most in terms of their aptitude. GETEX has helped in serving this purpose twice over.”
Several leading universities and academic institutions likewise noted and credited the impact of GETEX in their brand strategy and in cultivating strong relations with target audiences, particularly parents and corporate organizations across the region.
Jules Fawkes, Head of Faculty and English Teacher at Canada International College, said: “GETEX Spring 2012 helped us reach our goal in targeting students who want to enter our college here or travel abroad to Canada. It has increased public awareness of our college in the region and helped in our marketing strategy through advertising our university.”
K. Rajesh Shetty, Assistant Professor at Electronics & Communication Engineering, NMAM Institute of Technology, said: “Our institute has been taking part in GETEX since 2006. This event is very well-organized, with utmost professionalism and is promoted extremely well. The quality of the event speaks for itself and over the years the event has helped us establish and build a brand name. It has enabled us to build an excellent rapport with the parents, some of them being in touch with us since our first meeting six years ago.”
Fouad Ahmed, Admission Officer, at Al Ghurair University said, “GETEX is one the biggest education events in the region and has enabled us to interact with hundreds of parents and students, especially since the event is held over a weekend. We have been exhibitors here for over six years and we would like to serve all UAE students regardless of their nationality, especially since we have around 40 nationalities from all over the world.”
Anselm Godinho, Managing Director, International Conferences and Exhibitions (IC&E), organizers of the event, said: “GETEX continues to serve students, corporate organizations and academic institutions in the region by providing direct access to the latest advances in education delivery, training and professional development from all over the world. Moreover, exhibitors at GETEX benefit from unprecedented reach and exposure across their target audiences, making it an ideal avenue for marketing and networking initiatives. The overwhelming success of GETEX 2012 has certainly opened new possibilities for us to further expand the breadth of our offerings and reinforce the reputation of GETEX as a driving force behind efforts to cultivate a culture of academic excellence in the Middle East.”
GETEX Spring 2012 featured the “General Education” segment that offered parents of K-12 students several study options among international residential and boarding schools; the “Excellence Forums”, which provided students with invaluable resources and information to make the right career choices; the “Global EDTECH Forum”, a teacher’s conference that equipped educators with the latest tools, skills and technology in education delivery; and a host of seminars that helped graduates and professionals enhance their career prospects through various professional development programs.

ALHOSN University addresses challenges faced by Al Gharbia’s education sector at 2012 Universities Fair, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Western region’s specialized industries require strong alignment with education
April 23, 2012
ALHOSN University, a leading Abu Dhabi-based university dedicated to high-quality, value-based education,recently participated in the 2012 Universities Fair – Al Gharbia to discuss the major challenges faced by the region’s education sector.
The two-day fair began in Madinat Zayed City and then proceeded to Al Gayathi City. Participants included almost 30 universities and 1,148 students who listened to the Western Region Development Council’s explanation of its Strategy Map. A Higher Education overview of Al Gharbia and the broader Abu Dhabi market was also presented.

ALHOSN agreed that there was a significant lack of awareness on Al Gharbia’s development plans. The university also shared concerns over the lack of education and career advisory services, the high number of student drop-outs and the lack of scholarship programs as well as sponsorship to education programs. Another challenge tackled was the irrelevance of existing education programs. ALHOSN noted that its philosophy of ‘global knowledge with local vision’ suited Al Gharbia’s efforts to expand its educational domain and broaden its commercial base without compromising its unique cultural heritage.

“Al Gharbia is home to seven major cities and is turning into a tourism hub due to its diverse wildlife and beautiful geography. It offers a lot of economic and business potential. But while the WRDC is doing an excellent job advancing the area’s development, more still needs to be done especially in the educational front. Through our world-class curriculum and our focus on meeting actual industry requirements, ALHOSN University aims to play an important part in helping the youths of Al Gharbia reach their full potential and contribute to their community’s accelerated growth,” said Prof. Abdul Rahim Sabouni, Vice Chancellor & CEO, ALHOSN University.
Named after Abu Dhabi’s historic ALHOSN Palace, ALHOSN University was founded in 2005 by the Abu Dhabi Holding Company in response to growing local demand for high-quality, value-based educational institutions. It currently offers 12 undergraduate and 7 graduate programs under the Faculties of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Business, and Arts and Social Sciences. ALHOSN accepts students of all nationalities and also accommodates youths with special needs. All its programs are accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
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About ALHOSN University:
ALHOSN University is a leading private university dedicated to high-quality, value-based education under the slogan “Global Knowledge with Local Vision.” The Abu Dhabi-based institution is owned and supported by the Abu Dhabi Holding Company and is fully accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
ALHOSN University manages accredited programs (12 undergraduate and 7 graduate) in three faculties, all of which were developed by top North American educational experts. Undergraduate academic degrees are offered as four-year programs and taught in English, except for the Arabic education component.
The University’s City Campus includes the Men’s Campus, the Women’s Campus, the Engineering Lab Building, the Library Building, and the Lectures Building, all located at the heart of Abu Dhabi. A main campus with world-class, state-of-the-art facilities will soon be constructed. ALHOSN is open to students from all nationalities.
For further information, please contact:
Wafa Mousa
Marketing & Events Manager
Marketing & Public Relations Department, ALHOSN University
Tel: 02 407 0700
Dir: 02 407 0747
Fax: 02 407 0782

ALHOSN University to share world-class academic platform at Dubai’s GETEX Spring 2012


‘ALHOSN@-a-Glance’ seminar to advocate ‘global knowledge with local vision’
ALHOSN University, a leading Abu Dhabi-based university dedicated to high-quality, value-based education, will be showcasing its academic programs and community-focused initiatives during GETEX Spring 2012, the latest edition of the Gulf’s largest education fair running from April 19 to 21, 2012 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

An exclusive seminar titled ‘ALHOSN@-a-Glance’ will be conducted by ALHOSN on the first day at 6:30 p.m. The university will present its philosophy of ‘global knowledge with local vision’ and explain how its world-class curricula prepared by North American educators are well-suited for the region’s evolving job markets. Representatives will also touch on ALHOSN’s various advocacies such as increasing female enrollment in technical programs and molding socially-responsible citizens.

Interested students are invited to visit ALHOSN’s stand at GETEX Spring 2012 to learn more about the university’s various offerings.
“As the region’s leading educational event, GETEX offers an ideal platform for ALHOSN University to show how its programs, activities, and facilities can help cultivate the country’s future leaders. During our seminar we will discuss how we instill global knowledge while fostering pride in national identity. We will also draw focus on how we encourage students to pursue personal growth and remember to give back to the community,” said Prof. Abdul Rahim Sabouni, Vice Chancellor and CEO, ALHOSN University.
GETEX Spring 2012 will occupy 14,000 square meters of prime exhibition space and host over 500 exhibitors offering more than 2,500 study and training options in over 40 countries. It will focus on General, Higher and Vocational Education and Training and Professional Development and feature the Global EdTech Forum, a conference dedicated to learning and educational technology. This year’s edition will be held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Admission is free of charge. More event details are available at http://www.mygetex.com.
 Named after Abu Dhabi’s historic ALHOSN Palace, ALHOSN University was founded in 2005 by the Abu Dhabi Holding Company in response to growing local demand for high-quality, value-based educational institutions. It currently offers 12 undergraduate and 7 graduate programs under the Faculties of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Business, and Arts and Social Sciences. ALHOSN accepts students of all nationalities and also accommodates youths with special needs. All its programs are accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
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About ALHOSN University:
ALHOSN University is a leading private university dedicated to high-quality, value-based education under the slogan “Global Knowledge with Local Vision.” The Abu Dhabi-based institution is owned and supported by the Abu Dhabi Holding Company and is fully accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
ALHOSN University manages accredited programs (12 undergraduate and 7 graduate) in three faculties, all of which were developed by top North American educational experts. Undergraduate academic degrees are offered as four-year programs and taught in English, except for the Arabic education component.
The University’s City Campus includes the Men’s Campus, the Women’s Campus, the Engineering Lab Building, the Library Building, and the Lectures Building, all located at the heart of Abu Dhabi. A main campus with world-class, state-of-the-art facilities will soon be constructed. ALHOSN is open to students from all nationalities.
For further information, please contact:
Wafa Mousa
Marketing & Events Manager
Marketing & Public Relations Department, ALHOSN University
Tel: 02 407 0700
Dir: 02 407 0747
Fax: 02 407 0782

Jordan 2011 – Addressing the Employment Challenge / Introducing the Global Shapers (video)

Opening Remarks by H.M. Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum.

How can the region deliver the jobs critically needed in the immediate future while ensuring quality and long-term positive impact?


The following dimensions will be addressed:
– Education for employment
– Redesigning labour markets
– Role of major employers

• Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Brussels; Global Agenda Council on Employment & Social Protection
• Habib Haddad, Chief Executive Officer, Wamda, United Arab Emirates; Co-Chairs of the World Economic Forum Special Meeting on Economic Growth and Job Creation in the Arab World; Young Global Leader; Global Agenda Council on Fostering Entrepreneurship
• Mohammed H. Al Mady, Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), Saudi Arabia; Co-Chairs of the World Economic Forum Special Meeting on Economic Growth and Job Creation in the Arab World
• Soraya Salti, Senior Vice-President, Middle East and North Africa, INJAZ Al Arab – JA Worldwide, Jordan; Co-Chairs of the World Economic Forum Special Meeting on Economic Growth and Job Creation in the Arab World; Social Entrepreneur; Global Agenda Council on Youth Unemployment
Chaired by
• John K. Defterios, Anchor and Emerging Markets Editor, CNN International, United Arab Emirates; Global Agenda Council on the Arab World

MENA Google Student Ambassador Training 2011 Cairo, Egypt.(video)

The first training of the Middle East and North African Google Student Ambassadors was in Cairo, Egypt in July 2011. Out of 900 students who applied, an extraordinary group of 72 ambassadors from 33 different universities from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have come together to attend a one-week training given by Googlers from all over the world. They learned about Google tools, technologies and latest products, they received communication, presentation and leadership skill workshops and had loads of fun.