45 higher education institutions from UK to take part in EduTraC Oman 2015

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Each year more than 250,000 overseas students arrive in the UK to study programmes ranging from English language courses to university degrees. 

Four of the top six universities in the world are in the UK and UK is ranked second as the most preferred destination for education in the world. UK provides internationally-recognised education for students, enabling them to explore the frontiers of knowledge, master new technologies and prepare for fulfilling future careers through industry-led study programmes. In an era of globalisation, UK education is able to fulfil students’ dreams by preparing them to make the most of their academic abilities and to excel in a competitive job market.

The expo will see participation of 45 higher education institutions from UK.

The second edition of EduTraC Oman 2015 will take place from October 12-14 at the Oman International Exhibition Centre. The three-day expo is designed to support students and parents in finding the most suitable courses and programmes which students can pursue in the UK. Students visiting the expo can meet college and university admissions representatives to learn about course content, entry requirements and scholarships.

Alastair Long, deputy head of mission at UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) from the British Embassy in Oman said, “Educational cooperation is an important bridge to promote exchanges and foster friendship between the two countries which in turn contributes to developing sustainable relations. The high level of participation of UK education institutions at EduTrac Oman reflects the continued popularity of UK as a study destination among Omani students.

“This expo will help forge long-term and enduring partnerships between Omani students and UK institutions. Omani students are a valued part of our diverse academic community and I expect their university experience will sustain personal and business links with UK.”

Zainab al Barwani, projects manager at British Council said, “The British Council in Oman is very pleased to support EduTraC Oman 2015. The increase in students represents a milestone in higher education cooperation between UK and Oman.

We look forward to continuing to partner with the UK universities and colleges in promoting British education to Omani students.”

EduTraC Oman 2015 is organised by Al Nimr Expo under the patronage of Ministry of Higher Education and Ministry of Education – National Career Guidance Centre and is supported by UK Trade and Investment, British Council Oman and The Training Gateway.

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