GETEX will run at the Dubai International Convention Centre until April 14.


Education and training expo in Dubai to help 35,000 students


DUBAI – Thousands of expatriate and local students looking for higher education, professional development or training options can head to the Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX) in Dubai.

GETEX will run at the Dubai International Convention Centre until April 14 (Saturday).

It features more than 250 leading universities and training institutes from across the world and presents an array of undergraduate and postgraduate academic and occupational courses.

Ahmad Abdul Karim Julfar, Director General, Dubai Community Development Authority, emphasized on the importance of education as one of the basic pillars of the comprehensive and sustainable development process.

HE Julfar added: “The UAE has always sought to attract the best universities and to provide the best academic programs and educational opportunities for students, citizens and residents from across the region and the world. GETEX 2018 proves to be a major boost to national efforts aimed at expanding investment opportunities in education based on technology by attracting new universities and specializing in vital fields such as Artificial Intelligence and the Internet-of-Things (IoT).”

With a focus on academic, occupational and industry education, professional development and continuing education; student counselling and career advisory, the exhibition is conducting a series of career-oriented seminars and beyond-classroom activities, aimed at inspiring youth to develop their hobbies into successful careers.

The GETEX Counsellors Forum, a session that facilitates sharing of insights from students and guidance counselors who practice in the region and other MENA countries, is another major highlight.

The face to face meetups during the event will enable students and parents to explore a wide range of course options, admission policies and learn about campus features, leading to spot decisions and submission of student applications.

Anselm Godinho, Managing Director, IC&E, organizers of GETEX, said: “With the Middle East’s student populations growing at double-digit rates each year, the region’s 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 enrollments respectively. Over 123,500 students are expected to enroll in private universities and 61,551 students in public universities by 2020. Learners here are aggressively pursuing world-class education, and we are confident that this edition of GETEX will help them simplify their journeys by providing proper guidance.”

GETEX caters to different student groups based on the courses on offer at the event and matches university seekers with educational service providers.


Saturday, April 14: 11am to 7pm

Entrance to the show is free


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