GETEX Autumn 2017

GETEX Autumn 2017 opens doors to more than 5,000 learners keen to take up higher education

 

Leading education event throws spotlight on occupational & industrial skills, continuing education & professional development

 

November 1, 2017 – Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX) Autumn Edition 2017, the latest edition of the leading student recruitment platform in the Middle East and Asia, has opened today (Wednesday, November 1, 2017) at Hall 5 of the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre to help more than 5,000 learners around the region find the right educational choice from over 600 courses.

 

 

The region’s most trusted event for higher education features a wide variety of study streams from over 50 regional and international universities located in eight countries, which are set to open their admissions between November 2017 and April 2018. The courses are focused on occupational and industrial skills, continuing education courses and other professional development offerings.

 

 

Anselm Godinho, Managing Director, IC&E and organizer of GETEX, said: “We are excited to present to students and parents the range of new courses and career options they can choose from in this year’s Autumn Edition of GETEX. Universities are here to address student’s concerns and present their course options to learners aspiring to study further. Admissions officers and education counselors are ready to offer them career guidance on the appropriate program, including advice on scholarship opportunities.”

 

Date and Timings for GETEX Autumn 2017
Wednesday, 1st November 2017:  10:00  to 14:00  and  18:00 to 21:00
Thursday, 2nd November 2017:  10:00 to 14:00  and  18:00 to 21:00
Friday, 3rd November 2017:  15:00 to 21:00

Entrance to the show is free. For more information, please visit: http://www.mygetex.com/

From KG to College to Career…..

19thInternational TESOL Arabia Conference & Exhibition 2013
March 14, 2013 
His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, opened the 19th Annual International TESOL Arabia Conference & Exhibition today at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Deira, Dubai.  

The theme of this year’s conference, which runs from March 14–16, is “From KG to College to Career”, focusing on the learning of English language in education at all levels in the region, particularly extending the usual focus on the mainstream educational years to young learners and also to continuing education for adults after formal education is completed. As well as the plenary sessions, the 1,600 conference-goers will be able to choose from almost 200 break-out sessions given by presenters from about 20 different countries in this region and further afield.
TESOL Arabia 2013 features a number of well-known international speakers, including Professor Jack Richards, Carolyn Graham, Ken Wilson, Dr Luke Prodromou, Dr Barbara Sinclair, Professor Dr Kurt Kohn, Dr Linda Price, David Gibson and Professor Pauline Rea-Dickins. With this highly-rated lineup of speakers the TESOL Arabia International Conference continues to be the premier professional educational development event in the region.  
TESOL Arabia is supported by a wide range of sponsors prominent in the educational field: the British Council, and IDP-IELTS are the Platinum Sponsors; the Higher Colleges of Technology in the UAE, and the American Center for Press and Cultural Affairs are Gold Sponsors;  Arab Gulf Education, the University of Wollongong in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates University, International House Dubai,  and AMIDEAST are Silver Sponsors; and CORE Education & Consulting is our Bronze Sponsor. TESOL Arabia is very grateful for their generous support, and their contribution to the professional development of educators in the Arab Gulf region.
There was a special pre-conference course on 13 March: “Mobile Learning for the 21st Century Classroom”.  An additional special certificate course, “Masterclass in ELT”, with prominent international experts, will run during the three days of the main conference.
The TESOL Arabia conference also offers delegates the opportunity to peruse the latest in up-to-date language teaching materials and software in its Exhibition Hall. Teachers interested in gaining employment can meet and interview with prospective employers in the Job Fair.
TESOL Arabia is the region’s foremost teachers’ association. It is a volunteer-run organisation, based in the UAE, providing professional development opportunities for its members, who are mostly educators involved in teaching and using English as a medium of instruction.
The conference this year is co-chaired by Les Kirkham and Sandra Oddy from  Al Ain, UAE.

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.

NAJAH attendees impressed by ALHOSN University’s US & Ministry-accredited programs

Employers & educational partners at Middle East’s largest education & career event agree on importance of international certification
Participants at the recently held 2012 edition of NAJAH, the largest education, training and career fair in the Middle East, agreed that the international certification of schools was a key factor in recruitment and networking decisions.

Several of them were impressed with the programs offered by Abu Dhabi–based ALHOSN University, which recently earned accreditation from the prestigious Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET), a US accreditor of college and university programs in applied sciences, computing, engineering and technology. ALHOSN is the first private university in Abu Dhabi to receive ABET accreditation for its Civil Engineering program and the only one in the entire UAE to be officially recognized by ABET for its Industrial and Software Engineering programs.

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Aside from the international accolade, all of ALHOSN’s 12 undergraduate and 7 graduate programs under the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Business, and Engineering and Applied Sciences also enjoy full accreditation from the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. ALHOSN’s philosophy of ‘global knowledge with local vision’ also made a strong impression among potential employers and educational partners attending NAJAH 2012.
“Quality is foremost in mind among employers and educational partners. It is thus very advantageous for our students and our university that we have secured international accreditations from well-reputed organizations such as ABET, which is a testament to the high quality of education we deliver. Moreover, the endorsement of the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research proves that we have complied with the stringent regulatory requirements of the national educational system. Certifications provide our students with a competitive edge as they seek the best professional opportunities available in the job market,” said Prof. Abdul Rahim Sabouni, Vice Chancellor, ALHOSN University.
ALHOSN University was named after Abu Dhabi’s historic ALHOSN Palace and founded in 2005 by the Abu Dhabi Holding Company. It accepts students of all nationalities as well as youths with special needs. The university is known for its holistic approach to education and its nurturing of technical and engineering talents.
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About ALHOSN University:
ALHOSN University is a leading private university dedicated to high-quality, value-based education under the motto “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 degree.
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. ALHOSN admits students from all nationalities.

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

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