A Palestinian community and human rights activist has raised more than £15,000 to fund the cost of studying in the UK in six weeks towards a £25,000 target through online crowdfunding platform IndieGoGo.
TVETUK has launched on-the-ground offices in both Kazakhstan and Algeria to meet the growing demand for skills development in the oil & gas industries. The organisation says this will secure more agreements for its members.
Dubai’s private school sector is showing record growth as demand for a quality education in the UAE region continues to swell. Regulating body the Knowledge and Human Development Authority has just announced the two business models which will be accepted for private school operations.
Bahrain's multimillion-dollar backed Crown Prince International Scholarship Programme has sent 146 students overseas to date funding all costs incurred during study abroad and paying out up to US$500,000 per student.
Demographics, increased purchasing power and consenting government regulation have created a blooming market for private education providers and investors in the MENA region. However, a report carried out by Informa shows a mismatch in goals among operators and capital investors.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged the country’s higher education institutions to open up to more foreign students and staff, as well as giving a ringing endorsement for study abroad, in a nationally televised speech marking the beginning of the academic year.
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.
Education giant Pearson has launched the Global Scale of English – a numeric measurement of English language proficiency. The company will begin introducing the GSE into its product lines worldwide over the next 18-24 months and aims to establish it as a universal benchmark for businesses, governments and academic institutions.