Private school enrolments in Dubai have almost doubled in the last decade, according to the latest figures from the Knowledge and Human Development Authority, which is bullish that growth will continue into the next.
It is really interesting to note how many people actually do come back. They are not in the numbers that we need, but I think we need economic opportunities to improve, changes of policy and so on before that will happen on the scale we need.
Students surveyed in refugee camps have said studying empowers them, however a lack of access to materials, inflexibility on the part of overseas professors and insufficiently contextualised curricula are proving challenging.
Kaplan International has scooped an award for its "Exporting Excellence", selected by a panel of judges for UK-based Education Investor magazine and commended in particular for its market impact in sub-Saharan Africa.
Egypt's Arabic language travel market is beginning to recover from an exodus of international students after the Arab Spring and the political turmoil that followed, providers are reporting. A more stable political situation means that enrolments are now on the rise and schools are hopeful more students will be attracted to study in the country.