GETEX Spring 2024 kickstarts in Dubai

The event is expected to see more than 20,000 visitors
Over 200 universities from 30 different countries will take part this year  

Dubai, Apr 24, 2024: The Global Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX) kickstarted in Dubai today. The exhibition runs from April 24 to 26 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. 

The three-day student recruitment exhibition was inaugurated by Aisha Abdulla Miran, Director General of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). The opening ceremony was also attended by Chancellors, Vice Chancellors and Provosts of major universities in the region. 

Held under the patronage of Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, the exhibition covers study streams related to emerging and traditional careers with a focus on computing, technological advancements, progress in medicine and sciences, leadership and other future career paths for students.  

More than 200 universities from 30 different countries are participating this year, offering students nearly 2,500 course options. The event is expected to see 20,000 plus visitors.  

“KHDA is committed to supporting initiatives that empower students to make informed decisions about their higher education journeys, and GETEX serves as a vital resource for both students and the higher education sector,” says Aisha Abdulla Miran, Director General of KHDA. 

“We welcome students and visitors to stop by the KHDA stand to learn more about international higher education choices right here in Dubai. The 38 universities that are licensed and accredited by KHDA offer more than 650 programmes ranging from business and life sciences to gaming and AI. Enrolments at Dubai’s private universities grew by a record 12% this year, reflecting the city’s strong reputation for high quality higher education choices in the region, attracting future leaders and nurturing a hub for knowledge and innovation” she adds. 

This year’s highlights also include the second Academia Industry Innovation Conference, which is being hosted under the theme ‘Educating Future Leaders and Innovators,’ with a strong emphasis on artificial intelligence. Along with multiple workshops, seminars and discussions for attendees, there will be an AI hackathon, AI startup showcase, youth career counselling, a youth internship fair, AI innovation awards and a roundtable discussion with educators and other professionals. Furthermore, students will benefit from more than 30 seminars on higher education, guiding them towards their desired academic paths. 

Tanya Mokle, Director of GETEX says, “With more new courses, universities and themes each year, we continue to grow in an effort to give students better education options to secure their future. This year, we are also pleased to welcome 27 Indian Universities, 25 Chinese universities and over 20 universities from Russia and the CIS.” 

GETEX 2024 is set to offer students in the UAE the opportunity to interact with regional and international educational institutions from the US, India, the UK, Russia, China, Australia, Turkey, Malaysia, Germany, Canada, Hungary and other countries, promising first-hand knowledge about diverse academic offers and admission benefits. 

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