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Egypt to quadruple Arab and African HE students

The Egyptian government is aiming to quadruple the number of Arab and African students in its higher education institutions from 53,000 to 200,000 over the next three years, as part of a new international recruitment strategy. Significant development grant funding is expected to help contribute to reform of the HE system.

UAE: $30m invested in EKI schools

UAE-based alternative asset manager Gulf Capital has announced its first foray into the region's booming education sector with a US$30m investment in one of Dubai's international schools operators, Evolvence Knowledge Investments, to help finance two new schools in the Gulf.