GETEX represents ideal interactive platform for students of diverse nationalities


Over 35,000 higher education seekers expected to visit GETEX 2018

The Spring edition of the Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX) 2018 is set to take place under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Education from 12 to 14 April at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, attracting participation from international education and training providers from across the world, bringing the most comprehensive range of course offerings under one roof, in Dubai.

The UAE’s diverse culture, with its massive expatriate population, has been a huge contributing factor to the success of the previous editions of GETEX. For example, participation of Indian educational institutions in the expo has witnessed a steady growth, thanks to India’s reputation as a major hub for advanced studies.

The number of foreign students choosing India as the destination for higher studies has gone up in the recent years. According to India’s Ministry of Human Resource Development’s latest survey results on higher education sector, there were 45,424 foreign students from 165 countries who officially enrolled in India in the academic year 2015-16. QS Higher Education System Strength Ranking 2016 ranked India 25th among top 50 higher education systems in the world. Propelled by flourishing institution building initiatives, combined with many other factors, India has emerged as a major education destination.

Anselm Godinho, Managing Director, International Conferences & Exhibitions, organizers of GETEX, said: “The Indian education system is considered of great quality by many across the world, especially engineering and medical universities are most sought after due to their affordability, highly-trained faculty and excellent internship opportunities. The appeal for  India as a destination for higher education, also fueled by its cultural versatility, is growing and GETEX 2018 will be the perfect platform for parents and students  who are on the lookout for various academic/vocational training courses offered by Indian institutions  to explore such options.”

GETEX plays a major role in attracting NRI and foreign students to India, by connecting them with academically strong Indian universities who exhibit at the event in the UAE.

The face to face meetups at GETEX will enable students and parents to explore course options, admission policies and learn about campus features leading to spot decisions and submission of student applications. GETEX 2017 successfully attracted over 31,000 learners, of which 63 per cent were non-Arab expats and 28 per cent were Arab expats, to engage with over 350 regional and international education providers. Over 35,000 visitors are expected to visit GETEX 2018.

The event is a unique opportunity for education providers to interact with a large number of students of diverse nationalities.