Emiratis make up19pc of GCC students in UK
Dubai, September 26, 2013
About 19 per cent of students from the GCC who are studying in the UK are from the UAE, said a senior official speaking at the Edukex 2013 held recently.
Educational ties between UAE and the UK ‘got a shot in the arm’ following the state visit of President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the UK in May, said British Council’s country director Marc Jessel.
Business management has emerged as the No 1 choice among students from the UAE, followed by medicine and engineering, he said.
The three-day event in Dubai and Abu Dhabi allowed students from across the UAE to interact with representatives from different UK universities and colleges to identify higher education opportunities in the UK.
Jessel said: “This exhibition is of great importance as it boosts the existing relations between UK and UAE in the field of education. The show offers a two-way communication channel between students living in the UAE and UK universities that are interested in attracting students with excellent educational background to study in the UK.”
During the exhibition, visitors had the chance to interact with over 45 exhibitors. - TradeArabia News Service
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