Muscat- GHEDEX 2015 will support the Government’s vision of improving higher education within the country by hosting over 200 higher education institutions to more than 18,000 visitors from Oman, from 20-22 April 2015 at the Oman International Exhibition Centre from 9:30am-1:00pm & 4:30pm-9:00pm.Some of these leading higher education institutions discuss their upcoming participation & offerings at Oman’s leading event for higher education, organised by OITE Trade Fairs and held under the patronage of the Ministry of Higher Education.
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) feels it is important for students to experience a part of their education in an international surrounding. “From this aspect, GHEDEX is an adequate platform, since it offers varied aspects and information about opportunities at higher education institutions from a global perspective. DAAD will be offering Information about opportunities for studying in Germany” informs Ms. Andrea Cornelissen, DAAD Representative in Oman.
Caledonian College of Engineering (CCE) has proudly been taking part in GHEDEX since 1998. “GHEDEX provides us with a valued opportunity to meet our future students, extend a welcome to parents and meet with our colleagues across the sector. This year we are pleased to announce that CCE is offering three free places on our UG programmes and launching a new MSc Programme in Construction Management at GHEDEX. We wish all organisers and participants a successful exhibition!” inputs Ms. Mawada Salim Qatan, Social Media Administrator, CCE.
Education Zone (EZone) is a leader in the provision of higher education to all types of students. “We care about students and place them in the best schools around the world. This year EZone is introducing USA education and high schools from around the world, as well as offering discount on admission fees at GHEDEX” quotes Mr. Suad Alhalwachi (Ms), Director, Education Zone
The International College of Engineering and Management (ICEM) has been successfully participating at GHEDEX for over 7 years. “We are offering a new Honours Degree course in Construction Project Management (subject to approval and validation) and a variety of specialised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses across our areas of expertise in Safety, Fire, Health, Facilities and Environmental Management” cites Mr.Graham Tamblyn-Jones, Head of Sales, Marketing and Business Development (HE), International College of Engineering and Management.
The University of Idaho is a public, high research university ranked in the top 100 public universities in the United States and is excited to meet with students interested in studying engineering, agriculture, forestry, food science, business, architecture and education. “This is the first time the University of Idaho will be participating in GHEDEX which will provide us the opportunity to connect face-to-face with both students and parents who are facing very important educational decisions” comments Mr. Shawn Greenfield, Assistant Director, International Marketing, University of Idaho.
The University of South Carolina has recognized Oman as a strategic academic partner for comprehensive collaborative efforts. “GHEDEX provides an opportunity to reach the brightest minds in Oman. We will offer updated information on new academic programs and opportunities at the University of South Carolina as well as provide opportunities for developing partnerships resulting in student exchange, study abroad opportunities, and joint faculty research” saysMr. Tyler Macchio, Sponsored Student Coordinator, International Student Services, University of South Carolina.
Waljat College of Applied Sciences (WCAS) is looking forward to participating at GHEDEX, interacting with prospective studentsand competing with other educational institutions at a local and international level. “WCAS has been an integral part of GHEDEX since day one and is offering 2 new programs related to Chemical Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering at GHEDEX this year” states Dr. Shankar Lal Gupta, Dean, Waljat College of Applied Sciences.
The University of Michigan-Flint is excited for the opportunity to meet Omani students to share how the University can meet their educational goals. “High quality programs and affordable tuition make University of Michigan-Flint a destination for students from around the globe and our graduates are part of one of the largest alumni networks in the world. We look forward to being a part of GHEDEX 2015!” says Mr. Daniel Adams, Director of International Center, University of Michigan-Flint
GHEDEX 2015 is supported by Austrade, British Council, UK Trade & Investment, Embassy of the United States-Muscat, EducationUSA, AMIDEAST, Al Ahlam Training Services and Higher Education Services and Global Vision for Academic Services. Sponsors for GHEDEX include Dhofar University, Enterprise Ireland, Majan College, Sohar University, Sultan Qaboos University and Higher College of Technology as Lead Sponsors ; Military Technology College as Platinum Sponsor ; Waljat College of Applied Sciences (WCAS), The International College of Engineering and Management (ICEM) and Caledonian College of Engineering (CCE) as Gold Sponsors ; Education Zone (EZone), University of South Carolina, The University of Michigan-Flint, The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Al Ghurair University & Vyas Institute of Higher Education Jodhpur as Silver Sponsors ; The University of Idaho as Floorplan Sponsor ; Education Malaysia as Visitor Bag Sponsor ; & MG-Group as Raffle Draw Sponsor. The Omani & expatriate students seeking quality education and opportunities for evolvement through internships and related career planning programmes will benefit from visiting GHEDEX to pursue their higher education goals. To know more about GHEDEX 2015, log onto www.ghedex.om