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UAE’s DIAC targets China in recruitment drive

Dubai International Academic City has rolled out recruitment campaigns for the first time in China in its push to develop the international branch campus hub as a top higher education study destination. With a booming job market bolstered by the 2020 World Expo the directors of DIAC are bullish that enrolments will grow.

PTE Academic expands into Iraq, Nigeria

Pearson Test of English Academic is continuing its rapid global expansion with new test centres in Nigeria and Iraq, and has plans to open centres in 20 markets this year including Malaysia, Vietnam, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. It will be working with a UK university in partnership overseas too.

Amity to build largest campus at Dubai’s DIAC

One of India's biggest education groups, Amity University, has broken ground on what is to be the largest private university campus at Dubai International Academic City. The university contributed AED300 million to the 700,000 sq foot campus which will accommodate 5,000 students.

Qatar: mobile learning app to improve training

Academics at Athabasca University, Canada and Qatar University are developing a mobile learning application to help employees in Qatar's oil and gas industry to learn technical English language terms used in the sector. The m-learning project has been awarded a three-year grant by the Qatar National Research Fund.

International Schools expected to reach 3.7m students in 2014

New statistics from the International School Consultancy Group show that the market is predict to continue to see significant growth in 2014 with numbers reaching 7,200 international school teaching over 3.7 million students in English by the end of the year. Last year, international schools generated US $34 billion in annual fee income.

ISC event to link UK HE to schools worldwide

A seminar aiming to bridge the gap between university international admissions and the some 5,000 international secondary schools worldwide will be held in the UK next month. Research organisation the International School Consultancy Group (ISC) will hold the event to provide tips and guidance on how to capitalise on recruitment opportunities from this market