HBMeU receives Golden Order of Merit for Wise Leadership in Arab World

 Award dedicated to H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
 April 9, 2013 –Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University (HBMeU) recently received the Golden Order of Merit for Wise Leadership in the Arab World during the recent Tatweej Academy Excellence Awards in Dubai, in recognition of the University’s quality and excellence in delivering enhanced knowledge and education across the Arab World.

The event, which saw the participation from Lebanon, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Jordan, Bahrain, Algeria and Iraq, was the result of mutual cooperation between Tatweej Academy and the Arab Organisation for Social Responsibility, to celebrate high-profile personalities and leading universities, academic institutions and banks whose contributions towards creating a culture of quality and excellence have greatly benefited the Arab communities.

Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, Chancellor, HBMeU, was grateful to receive the Golden Order of Merit on behalf of the University. The latest honour further reaffirms HBMeU’s ongoing efforts to promote a culture of e-learning and total quality management across the Arab World. Dr. Al Awar dedicated the award to H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of HBMeU, whose wise directives and continuous support have been crucial to the success of HBMeU in the region and worldwide.

Dr. Al Awar stressed on the importance of recognising the contributions of leading universities, banks and individuals for their active role in supporting excellence in the Arab World. He also commended the efforts of Tatweej Academy and the Arab Organisation for Social Responsibility to recognize the successful, outstanding achievements and performance of leading banks, administrations and educational institutions in the region. The university Chancellor further stressed on the need for intensifying efforts to raise the bar of excellence for education and knowledge as these elements are integral to the development of nations and to enhance their growth and welfare. This ultimately reflects the need to support academic institutions that are working to develop education and spread knowledge across the Arab World.
“The vision of Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University is to create new, contemporary learning methodologies, such as the Smart Learning program which represents an all-round change in terms of the gaining, disseminating and optimal use of knowledge to achieve e-transformation and sustainable development,” added Dr. Al Awar. “This is in line with the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to shift from the traditional learning methods to a new phase of Smart Learning, which will allow us to join the new global race and ultimately reach outstanding development.”
Dr. Al Awar finally thanked H.E. Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Dubai Police Chief and Chairman of HBMeU’s Board of Governors, for his ongoing support to the vision of achieving a new learning experience and developing a socially and academically qualified generation that is able to compete in a global society while laying the foundations for comprehensive growth, development and progress in the UAE. Dr. Al Awar further lauded the efforts of the administration and faculty members to make HBMeU one of the leading academic institutions at the regional and international levels.
Tatweej Academy honored the UAE with four Golden Orders of Merit during the ceremony. In addition to HBMeU’s Golden Order of Merit for Wise Leadership in the Arab World, Zayed University, represented by Mr. Ali Al Awadi, received the Golden Order of Merit for Corporate Social Responsibility, while Union National Bank, represented by CEO Dr. Mohammad Nasr Abdeen, received the Golden Order of Merit for Achievements. A number of high-profile Arab leaders and administrators were also rewarded during the ceremony, namely Dr. Eng. Ali Mohamed Al Khouri, Director General, Emirates ID.  

HBMeU’s Board of Governors underlines need to take practical steps to promote e-Learning in Arab World .

  
April 3, 2013
The Board of Governors of Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University(HBMeU) recently concluded its third annual meeting for the academic year 2012/2013, addressing a wide range of topics related to the University’s vision of promoting a culture of e-Learning and total quality management across the Arab World. The minutes of the previous meeting were also reviewed.

During the meeting, the Board called upon the University’s administration to pursue the last meeting’s recommendations to encourage Arab ministries of higher education to adopt the e-Learning concept, as well as the programs offered by the University. It further underlined the need for the University’s administration to conduct a comprehensive study on the Arab market, in addition to tapping new markets and raising awareness about the programs offered by the University.

The Board of Governors also touched upon HBMeU’s involvement with the initiative of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the world capital of Islamic economy. 

Leading academic institutions worldwide looking to capitalise on UAE’s USD 1.9 billion private education market.

GETEX Spring 2013 provides exclusive sponsorship opportunities for educators to gain exposure in the world’s fastest growing private education market
March 24, 2013
The UAE student population has expanded by up to seven percent in the last five years, a robust growth rate that is expected to further surge as the country moves forward with its education strategies. Private education in particular is rapidly gaining ground as the UAE now has the fastest growing private education market in the world with a value of USD 1.9 billion, creating lucrative investment opportunities for leading academic institutions in the region and around the world.

GETEX Spring 2013, the most effective and result-driven forum for student recruitment in the Middle East and Asia, provides opportunities for education providers to take advantage of the enormous growth potential that the UAE’s private education market has to offer. The event expects to attract a record participation of students and key industry figures from all over the country and across the Middle East. With a host of value-added sponsorship opportunities, GETEX Spring serves as a gateway for education providers to penetrate the UAE private education market and achieve maximum brand exposure. GETEX Spring 2013 will run from April 17 to 19 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
“I have been attending GETEX for 14 years and have found this event to be a great opportunity to market our university to the entire Middle East. It also provides access to education agents from the region who come to attend this well advertised event. It is a very well organized event that beats any other fair that I know of in the Gulf region. My university has recruited 1,150 students from around the globe in the last six years, and GETEX has certainly played a role in our success in the Middle East,” comments Mahmoud Lamadanie, Executive Associate Vice President, Center for International Affairs & Programs (CIAP), Grambling State University, USA, who has been a regular participant at GETEX.
GETEX Spring 2013, which marks the 25th edition of the show, will gather thousands of education industry stakeholders to provide a dedicated networking platform that supports the long-term growth and development of the region’s education sector. Apart from its General Education segment, this silver jubilee edition of GETEX will feature Higher Education and Professional Training segments, and will also focus on Sports Education, Education Tourism and Education Resources & Supplies.

ALHOSN University joins Tamaiaz & Falak Tayyeb Award to promote student engagement

Prof. Sabouni recommends addition of new category for engineering projects
January 27, 2013
ALHOSN University has joined a consortium comprising 11 public and private universities for the nomination of best student’s project and research study under an initiative launched by the Board of Trustees of the Tamaiaz & Falak Tayyeb Award. It is the only Abu Dhabi-based private university to take part in the initiative.

 In a press conference held recently, Prof. Abdul Rahim Sabouni, Vice Chancellor and CEO of ALHOSN University, proposed the addition of a new category dedicated  o engineering projects before the Award’s Board of Trustees. the Tamaiaz & Falak Tayyeb Award requires every participating university to submit not less than 20 outstanding projects or research work  in addition to projects submitted individually by students. The university with the most number of projects and studies will be awarded special honors.
Participating universities include UAE University, Zayed University, University of Sharjah, Ajman University of Science and Technology, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Dubai Higher Colleges of Technology (Male and Female Campuses), Dubai University, American University of Sharjah, Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS), and ALHOSN University. Prof. Sabouni lauded the organizers of the Award and noted the extraordinary efforts of H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashed Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, to promote student excellence. He also underlined ALHOSN’s great success and commitment in the past seven years to bring the dreams of national students and graduates to fruition.
“Although this is the first time that ALHOSN University is taking part in the Tamaiaz & Falak Tayyeb Award, we have been staying abreast of the remarkable achievements of the Award in the past years. The Award had been instrumental in fueling students’ desire to achieve excellence and self-fulfillment. I would like to take this opportunity to propose before the Board of Trustees to add a new category that covers engineering projects,” said Prof . Sabouni.
The Tamaiaz & Falak Tayyeb Award was launched in 2007 to encourage UAE Nationals who are senior students or recent graduates of governmental or private universities to excel in their academic and professional lives. It aims to boost competitiveness and creativity, encourage the pursuit of higher education degrees in UAE universities, and increase readiness to enter the workforce and participate in the new economy. The Award spans several categories, including Marketing, Communication and Media; Design, Photography and Film; Leadership & Management; Accounting, Banking & Finance; Society and the Environment; Technology, Inventions, and Entrepreneurship; and Business and Commerce.
Named after the famous ALHOSN Palace in Abu Dhabi, ALHOSN University was founded in 2005 by the Abu Dhabi Holding Company to address the growing demand for high-quality educational institutions in the UAE. It offers 12 undergraduate and 7 graduate programs under the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the Faculty of Business, and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences to students of all nationalities as well as those with special needs.
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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.

Middle East’s first-of-its-kind initiative targets more than 2 million learners.

HBMeU launches Social Online Learning initiative through Facebook
January 21, 2013
In line with the directives and under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University (HBMeU), to drive the adoption of online learning among the youth, HBMeU has announced yesterday (Sunday, January 20, 2013) the official launch of its Social Online Learning (SOL) initiative through the social networking site Facebook. The move is part of the University’s strategy to expand its core academic offerings to include competitively-priced social online learning services that feature training courses in math, science, information technology, English language, business skills and leadership for learners of all ages. The initiative was launched during the HBMeU Board of Governors meeting at the Dubai Police Officers Club, in the presence of senior government officials and high-profile academic and business personalities.

The Social Online Learning initiative (SOL) embodies the crucial role of HBMeU in shaping the future of education and learning through creativity and innovation, while significantly contributing to the sustainable social and human development in the region and around the world.
Implemented through a strategic partnership with Global Learning S.A.R.L, a specialist in modern learning methods and techniques, the initiative follows an integrated concept that promotes world-class contemporary learning for UAE-based learners of different nationalities and age groups by offering a convenient learning environment characterized by diversity and quality. It provides learners with an innovative social online learning experience through interactive communication with the best faculty who are keen to provide all needed support and academic guidance. As part of efforts to adapt best international learning practices to local needs, HBMeU further revealed that the online content will also be made available in Arabic language, to reach as many learners as possible in the Arab world and therefore help create positive changes in different local communities.
In line with HBMeU’s commitment to ensure the success of the initiative and reach a broader segment of learners of all ages and social status in the best and fastest way possible, a number of strategic agreements have been signed during a recent conference with prominent local and regional institutions. Aiming to leverage the existing human resources and customer base of the partner institutions to provide the best e-learning service to the community, the agreements were signed with Zein Group, Emirates NBD, Sharjah Islamic Bank, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank and ARAMEX among others. The e-learning service initially targets more than 2 million casual learners, while HBMeU aims to eventually expand the scope of the service by signing more strategic agreements with major enterprises, including mobile service operators and banking institutions in the Middle East, Africa and South and West Asia.
H.E. Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Dubai Police Chief and Chairman of HBMeU’s Board of Governors, underlined the importance of the Social Online Learning initiative (SOL) to serve as the first e-learning platform based on Facebook in the Middle East. He pointed out that the initiative provides e-learning services through the learner’s personal account on Facebook, and is conducted in accordance with the highest standards of excellence and quality. Learners who complete the program will receive certificates, while enjoying a wide range of incentives such as affordable costs, easy payment plans, as well as academic support provided by a specialized contact centre.
Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan said: “The new initiative is inspired by the vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, aiming to achieve a real change in education, which is a crucial component in the UAE Vision 2021. The new initiative’s role is not limited to education only; it combines educational and social goals, which are primarily based on promoting social responsibility, encouraging the young generation to responsibly use various practical resources on the internet, and reinforcing the culture of e-learning among the youth. This is all in line with the directions of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President HBMeU, to reach out to all young people in the UAE, the Arab world, Africa and Asia.”
“Under the directives of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, we constantly strive to inculcate the culture of learning among the young generation, encouraging them to take advantage of the full benefits of advanced online learning services by participating in leading initiatives such as the Social Online Learning initiative (SOL) and the University’s platform at Kidzania. We look forward to continuing the hard work as we move on to the succeeding phases of the initiative and draw nearer to our ultimate goal of reaching out to the largest number of learners possible,” concluded Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan.
HBMeU will be offering learners an extensive range of lessons including more than 1,200 online lessons in math, sciences, and IT for grades 4-12, based on the best international curricula. The new social online learning service also includes more than 75 online sessions in business skills for adult learners under 10 categories of soft skills, including Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Communication, Talent Development, Marketing and Operation Management, HR Management and Islamic Banking, among others. There are also more than 600 online lessons in English language for all age groups from 3-4 years to adults, based on Cambridge curricula and exams.
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GETEX Autumn 2012 opens in Dubai.

GETEX Autumn 2012, the dedicated platform to showcase the widest range of top-quality academic, vocational and training programs from leading regional and international schools, opened today (Wednesday, November 21, 2012) at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Organised under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Higher Education, GETEX Autumn 2012 will run until Friday, November 23, featuring a comprehensive selection of Higher Education and Professional Development options, including graduate and postgraduate programs along with vocational and occupational courses.

GETEX Autumn 2012 will launch the Global Business School Fair, which provides an opportunity for MBA schools from all over the world to meet with UAE-based postgraduate students. The Global Business School Fair will host a Business Seminar that will provide students with resources to help them make sound career choices, while enhancing their employment potential in both the public and private sectors. 15 prestigious universities from the UK and about 10 from India are taking part in GETEX Autumn, among other leading universities and academic institutions worldwide.

Anselm Godinho, Managing Director, International Conferences and Exhibitions (IC&E), organizer of the event, said: “Education remains one of the top priorities in the Middle East and this is strongly reflected by the overwhelming response that GETEX Autumn continues to generate over the years. The level of interest this year has become even more intense as we are introducing new segments that are designed to satisfy the specific academic and training requirements of students and professionals in the region. In this regard, GETEX Autumn 2012 will once again bring value to the region’s education industry by providing students with the opportunity to be connected to a wide range of learning options, while offering academic institutions consistently high lead numbers and a better than average student conversion ratio. We are therefore confident of another great run for GETEX Autumn this year, reaffirming its status as the premier recruitment platform for local and international universities and colleges

The Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies organizes special workshop for GCC banking institutions.

Successful event reinforces cooperative ties between banking institutions in the region
November 14, 2012
The Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS), the sole provider of specialized knowledge and enhanced learning experiences for the UAE banking and financial sector, successfully hosted a two-day workshop that specifically catered to directors and senior officials of banking institutions across the GCC region’s banking and finance segment. The program, which was held recently at the Al Meydan Hotel in Dubai, saw the attendance of more than (5) participants coming from leading banks in the region. The move is part of EIBFS continuing commitment to provide the banking segment with strategic and relevant training programs and courses.

Highlights of the event included key speeches and presentations made by industry leaders like Dr. Jomaan Bin Abdullah Al Wigdani, Director General, Saudi Institute for Banking; Dr. Yacoub Al Rifai, Director, Institute of Banking Studies in Kuwait; Gary Murray, Director, Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance and Anis Allwati, General Director, College of Banking and Financial Studies in the Sultanate of Oman.
“We are very pleased at the overwhelming turnout of this event, ably meeting the set objective of strengthening cooperation among GCC banks and facilitating the exchange of experiences, best practices and information through the many activities we held within the workshop. The exciting two-day program proved to be a strategic venue to discuss timely issues and at the same time develop solutions for human resources development challenges and how to further the development of GCC nationals who have chosen banking as a professional career. We would also like to thank the industry leaders who came and shared their insights with us as the participants surely learned from them and are now ready to put their newfound knowledge to use,” concluded Jamal Al Jasmi, General Manager of the Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS).
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About the Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS)
The Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies (EIBFS) is the UAE’s sole provider of specialized knowledge and enhanced learning experiences for the local banking and finance sector. Established in 1983, the institution offers a wide range of both training and academic programs that have been developed to meet the needs of the country’s banking, insurance and finance sectors. Bolstered by its vision to become a leading institution that provides world-class education and training in banking and finance at local, regional and international levels, EIBFS has also forged strategic partnership with leading international institutions abroad. With campuses located in Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the institution continues to remain true to its three-fold objective of raising the standard of performance of the banking workforce; qualify UAE nationals for successful careers in the industry and strengthen the country’s pool of skilled nationals.   

Number of UAE students going to UK for higher education is rising, despite tightened visa regulations.

EDUKEX 2012 set to highlight UK’s continuing reputation as a preferred higher education destination
Dubai, UAE, 8th November 2012: The number of students going to UK universities from the UAE has been rising since 2002, despite that the constraints of tightened visa regulations. According to the latest data released by British Council, the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities, there were 3,145 UAE students studying in the UK for 2011 academic year, which represents an increase of 126 per cent over 2002.

These figures were released on the sidelines of the 13th edition of the Education UK Exhibition ‘EDUKEX 2012’ which is organized by British Council from November 11 to 13. The one-day Abu Dhabi event will be opened by the British Ambassador to the UAE, Dominic Jermey CVO, OBE,  on November 11 in Beach Rotana Hotel, while the Dubai event will be inaugurated by British Consul General in Dubai, Edward Hobart, on November 12 in Al Murooj Rotana Hotel.
Lara Khouri, Education UK Marketing Manager British Council UAE. 
Lara Khouri, Education UK Marketing Manager, British Council UAE said: “The remarkable 126 percent rise in the number of students compared with 2002 figures demonstrates that the UK education system enjoys a high reputation among UAE students  as a gateway to acquiring skills that would enable them to compete effectively in the global market.”
EDUKEX 2012 offers an ideal opportunity for visitors to learn about English language courses, vocational courses and higher education courses offered by a large number of UK universities. The show is part of the British Council’s initiative to enhance cultural and educational relations between the UAE and UK by helping create a knowledge-based economy.
Khouri added that the main objective of EDUKEX was to raise awareness of the quality of UK education and the extensive choice of courses on offer at every academic level by world-renowned universities.
At this year’s event, more than 50 UK universities and specialist colleges will showcase a wide range of bachelors and masters courses, as well as foundation-year courses.
This show is a one-of-a-kind platform for UK’s distinguished educational providers to open their doors and direct students to the best educational programmes as per their capabilities and preferences. The show gathers representatives from UK institutions who will be on hand to talk about courses and degree options, entry requirements and studying in the UK.
She added: “Besides encouraging a positive perception of the UK as a place to study, this event aims to provide UK institutions with a targeted market-driven audience to whom they may promote their courses.  The exhibition will also raise the quality of enquires by guiding students on what issues they need to consider when visiting EDUKEX. It gives information on UK qualifications, entry requirements and modes of study.”
She added: “This annual event provides students in the UAE with the opportunity to meet representatives from a number universities and colleges in the UK with a view to further developing their education. In addition to universities and colleges, the UK Border Agency and British Council colleagues will also be present to answer visa-related and IELTS queries.”
“We expect over 1,500 visitors to attend the show and interact with exhibitors, some of whom will also be making presentations on various pathways to entry to a UK programme on November 11 in Abu Dhabi and on November 12 and 13 in Dubai,” Khouri concluded.

ALHOSN University discusses collaborative opportunities with Malaysia at Business Roundtable

Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister & Vice Chancellor Sabouni voice mutual interest in knowledge sharing
May 27, 2012
ALHOSN University, a leading Abu Dhabi-based university dedicated to high-quality, value-based education, joined major UAE investors and dignitaries in discussing potential partnership opportunities with Malaysia during an exclusive Business Roundtable and Luncheon held recently at the InterContinental Abu Dhabi hotel.

The Honourable Tan Sri Dato’ Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin, Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, expressed his country’s interest in enhancing collaboration  between the countries’ educational sectors. Prominent guests present during the meeting included H.E. Khalfan Saeed Al Kaabi, First Vice Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry and H.E. Fatima Obaid Al Jaber, COO of Al Jaber Group and President of ALHOSN University’s Society of Women in Engineering (SOWIE).
“We had a productive sharing of insights with The Honourable Tan Sri Dato’ Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin on how we could further expand the scope and field of cooperation between Malaysia and the UAE in areas such as teacher training and learning standards. He appreciated our focus on providing ‘global knowledge with local vision’ and expressed a genuine interest in exchanging more visits with the university. We will look more closely into how we can enhance collaboration in mutually pursuing higher standards of educational delivery and excellence,” said Prof. Sabouni.
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

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.