Sunaina Rana / EMIRATES BUSINESS
If you had been to the recent
International Education Show (IES) in Sharjah, you would have been amazed to see a bevy of leading universities and visitors flocking to the event. It was a massive draw.
Witnessing the show from close quarters, it became quite apparent that Sharjah is on the fast track of becoming an education hub, with turnover of the industry expected to cross US $6.7 billion by 2018.
Students had an opportunity to interact with as many as 105 exhibitors at the event, which saw over 10 percent increase in visitor turnout for its 12th edition as compared to the last two years. The growing appeal of the show reflects in visitors’ surge. It also brings to the fore the rising demand for higher education in the region.
University of Modern Sciences, American University, Ajman University, Amity University. The list of participants at IES is endless.
Syed Tehsin Shah, CEO/MD of Foreign Education Services which participated in IES, told Emirates Business, “in the last few years, student’s requirement for education consultants has increased because of the advancement and increase in the number of subject.