Dubai International Academic City Highlights Dubai’s Status as Education Hub at NAFSA 2010 in US
Dubai International Academic City (DIAC), the region's leading destination for international higher education and a member of TECOM Investments' Education Cluster, today announced it effectively highlighted the remarkable success of international branch campuses, in Dubai, at the 62nd NAFSA conference in Kansas City, US.
NAFSA's 2010 Annual Conference and Expo brought together over 7,600 education and international faculty members, service providers, and others for five packed days of training workshops, educational sessions, networking opportunities, and special events. As a global partner of NAFSA, Dubai International Academic City participated in the event.
Hasan Makansi, Director of Partner Development, Education Cluster – TECOM Investments, delivered a speech at the plenary session. He also offered a presentation on 'Student Recruitment Challenges, Opportunities and Success for International Branch Campuses in Dubai' at the event. The presentation focused on the current situation for higher education in Dubai and the region and showcased opportunities for current and new universities that may want to expand and serve the region with a base in Dubai.
Dr Ayoub Kazim, Managing Director, Education Cluster – TECOM Investments, said: "NAFSA provides an excellent platform to showcase to the international academic community the strategy, vision and mission of Dubai International Academic City. We are firmly on our way to become the regional hub for higher education with 30 academic partners who offer diverse academic programmes for the student community."
Hasan Makansi said: "Through participating in this international conference, DIAC successfully highlighted the current situation on higher education in Dubai that has emerged as a hub for the region.
"Our participation reiterates our commitment to supporting the international higher education sector, while providing international universities with a sustainable model for their expansion and a platform to serve the region."
Dubai International Academic City hosts over 30 institutions from 13 different countries including the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, India, France, Singapore, Russia, Pakistan, Iran, Lebanon and the UAE. Approximately 15,000 students are currently enrolled into the various programmes offered at the campuses within DIAC.
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