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Global academic city planned for Kerala, India

Kerala’s state government is planning to establish an international higher education hub modelled after Dubai International Academic City, the world’s largest free zone dedicated to higher education, to help combat brain drain and attract international students from around the globe, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has announced.

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.

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.

Schools set to boom with Dubai’s World Expo win

Authorities in Dubai expect the 2020 World Expo to bring in US$23 billion and to fuel growth across many sectors including education as it becomes the first Middle Eastern city to host the event. With the population predicted to reach two million by 2020 – driven mostly by expats– the demand for quality international schools in the region will only continue to increase.

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