Ensure your HEI brand is a class above the rest at GHEDEX 2015

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With Oman’s vast educational development, the country is witnessing a continuous increase in the number of students enrolling in Omani-based institutions, and across the world. Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) play a vital role in helping students realise their career goals and in making them skilled members of the workforce. Keeping this in mind, OITE Trade Fairs is proud to announce that Oman’s landmark event for global higher educationGHEDEX will take place from 20-22 April 2015 at the Oman International Exhibition Centre, under the patronage of the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE).

GHEDEX 2014 showcased over 157 international and local universities and colleges from 21 countries. Educational Institutions from the UAE, Australia, USA, Canada, UK, Malaysia, Turkey, Ireland, and other parts of the world showcased over 2,500 academic courses to approximately 14,000 visitors. The event saw exhibitors generating unprecedented on-the-spot applications and garnering back-to-back student enquiries with the highest probabilities of conversions. Several leading universities and academic institutions pointed out the positive impact of the event on their brand strategy and in establishing strong relations with target audiences, particularly parents and students across the region.

Currently in its 16th consecutive year, GHEDEX 2015 is a great opportunity for international universities, colleges and academic organisations to interact,recruit and connect with students, parents, officials and academic representatives from the region. The event has enjoyed continuous success while establishing itself as an excellent platform for public and private universities and reputed colleges to promote accredited courses and enroll both Omani and expatriate students. GHEDEX showcases a wide array of diverse international study options in higher education for students, young professionals and academic organisations.

OITE Trade Fairs has already confirmed the support of the Embassy of the USA, Muscat; Education USA; AMIDEAST; British Council; UK Trade and Investment; and Enterprise Ireland for GHEDEX 2015, who are all recommending leading US and UK universities and academic organisations to participate and capitalise on the ever-increasing footfall of students seeking higher education opportunities abroad during GHEDEX.

Mr. Ashit Barnes, Exhibition Director, OITE Trade Fairs, provides insight into signed up exhibitors at GHEDEX 2015:“As a result of the confirmed support of British Council andAMIDEAST, universities from UK and USA have already started signing up for GHEDEX 2015.Students attending the event with related academic or career related needs will benefit from these institutions, in terms of spot applications.”

Some of the leading US and UK universities and colleges that have already confirmed their participation include the New York Film Academy, the University of Missouri, the University of Strathclyde, the University of Bristol and the University of Stirling.

GHEDEX is a great opportunity for students, parents, officials and academic representatives from the region to interact and connect with local and international colleges and universities; educational services providers; career centres; education technology products; academic and research organisations; higher education bodies of different countries; government bodies; and embassies and consulates.

External and internal scholarships contribute in a significant way to the Sultanate’s economic growth. A major aim of the Oman Government is to ensure that students take programmes in areas relevant to the Sultanate’s job market. Over 29,600 Omani students benefit from government scholarships for higher education in each academic year. Omani students now have more opportunities to study abroad with MoHE awarding 1,643 scholarships in 2014-2015 in 13 countries. The countries which are on the list of scholarship programmes this year are the US, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Malta, Ireland, Poland, Austria, India, Jordan, Malaysia and Holland. Omani Students may discover these lucrative scholarship options offered by MoHE at GHEDEX 2015.

OITE Trade Fairs has also confirmed the support of Edarabia, Edubeanz, Oxford Business Group, the Young Vision, school2college.info, International Student Discount Cards, International Student Admissions Service and Students’ Day 20 January as Media Partners for GHEDEX 2015.

OITE Trade Fairs invites you to represent your regional, local, national or international higher education institution at the unparalleled platform for higher education in the Sultanate of Oman- GHEDEX 2015. Regional, local, national and international higher education institutions are invited to book their space at GHEDEX 2015 by getting in touch with sales@ghedex.om. To download the GHEDEX 2015 show brochure, GHEDEX 2014 show report, application form and sponsorship opportunities,

please visit our website at www.ghedex.om.