27 April 2015
This April EEUA again traveled to Dubai to participate in the reputed HE event - GETEX Education fairs (Gulf Education and Training Exhibition) held in 2 major cities - Dubai (April 15-17) and Abu-Dhabi (April 22-24). The fair in Dubai was held in Dubai Intl. Convention & Exhibition Centre and gathered a large number of students willing to study overseas. We were glad to see a positive tendency in the growing number of students from Emirates interested in education in Russia. Students were glad to personally meet with a Russian person, and to fobtain first-hand information on study opportunities at Russian universities.
The second part of the fairs was held in Beach Rotana Hotel, Abu Dhabi, and also proved incredibly efficient. Students came in bulk to find out about study abroad opportunities. A lot of students stopped by EEUA stand and asked about education in Russia, admission requirements, degree recognition and job opportunities upon graduation.
Overall the exhibition attracted over 35,000 local and expatriate students who are at the threshold of college life and actively looking for higher education, professional development and training options. EEUA will keep to its annual participation in GETEX which has already become a tradition. No doubt the number of Arab students will keep growing in the years to come, and Russia will become still more attractive and appealing for Middle East students.