The International Education Show is a premier platform that has been seeing truly phenomenal growth every edition. The show recorded more than 30% rise in visitor turnout for its 12th edition in 2015. In 2016, the show witnessed again a 30% increase in visitor turnout which is becoming a trend during the show. With this, it clearly indicates the growing appeal of the show as well as the rising demand for higher education in the region.
13th edition of the International Education show is set to offer educational institutions from across the region and the world instant access to students from the entire region.
The 12th edition of International Education Show, held at Expo Centre Sharjah from February 10 to February 12, 2016, became a gathering point for the region's academic community and all stakeholders in the country's higher education sector.
The move by Expo Centre Sharjah to better target the Indian population by tying up with AFAIRS Exhibitions & Media of India to bring the Great India Education Fair to the UAE also paid rich dividends.
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Reflecting the importance the government attaches to higher education, the UAE Ministry of Education will continue its partnership with Expo Centre Sharjah in organising the International Education Show.
The UAE has seen a huge increase in supply from 312 English-medium international schools five years ago to 514 last year, according to International School Consultancy.
The total number of students enrolled in UAE schools stood at 479,700 in 2015 - an increase from 278,717 in 2010 - representing the highest number of students enrolled across all major international school markets.
The UAE's ratio of inbound students (82%) and outbound (18%) Emirati students illustrate the relatively lower annual cost of studying in the UAE (US$27,375) vis-a-vis that of the US (US$36,564) or the UK (US$35,045).
Dubai alone has 173 schools, which have 265,299 students from 183 nationalities in 2015-16.