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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.

British Council launches trained agents database

The British Council has launched a database of almost 4,000 specially trained education agents around the world to help build agent capacity and professionalism in the industry. Agents listed in the database have taken the British Council's training, agreed to an ethical code of principles and committed to periodical assessment in the future. The resource is available for any education institution to use.

TVET UK doubles income in 18 months to £40mn

The organisation charged with growing the UK's technical and vocational education exports says it has doubled its turnover to £40 million in a little over a year. TVET UK's growth has been driven by multi-figured deals with governments and corporations in Nigeria, Turkmenistan and Saudi Arabia. TVET UK is also establishing an office in Saudi Arabia.

MENA’s private education market set to flourish

Private education in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is a booming market that will be worth $11.2 billion and service 300,000 students in 2015, due to the promise of long-term revenue from a sector where the demand outweighs supply, payment plans that allow tuition fees to be submitted in advance and government that can provide strong support.

Languages Canada targeting Turkey/Kazakhstan

Canadian language teaching association, Languages Canada, is planning a roadshow to Turkey and Kazakhstan as the organisation believes both countries offer strong potential as a source market for English and French language schools in Canada. The Kazakhstan leg of the forthcoming trade mission will benefit from government support.

ICEF opens office in Middle East: Beirut, Lebanon

Global networking company ICEF has opened a new office in Beirut, Lebanon, signalling its intention to tap into what it sees as a burgeoning demand for study abroad in the MENA region. A skyrocketing population in the region is one reason given for a predicted boom in interest in studying abroad.