Education 2020
29th - 31st   January 2014
Hall 6, ADNEC, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Timings: Wednesday, 29th Jan: 10am - 6pm     Thursday, 30th Jan: 10am - 2pm & 5pm - 8pm     Friday, 31st Jan: 3pm - 9pm

Abu Dhabi - taking Education very seriously

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Why Abu Dhabi?

Abu Dhabi is on course to implement one of the world's most ambitious educational upgradation plans and has spared no resources to bring the best in education from across the globe to citizens, in view of a long-term vision to breed a strong workforce. With education on top agenda, the government, in alliance with the private sector and the corporate world, has pledged an unwavering resolve to transform the region into a knowledge-based society and has charted down progressive, sustainable plans to carry this out by way of the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030.

The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) is spearheading privatization of the sector which is living up to its mandate as a powerful economic enabler, one that will closely remain integrated within its commercial structure and contribute multi-folds to its GDP growth. Therein lies the colossal business potential within this ballooning industry.

UAE ALLOCATES 24% OF ITS FEDERAL BUDGET TO EDUCATION

When Education gets nearly a quarter of a nation's federal budget for its infrastructural overhaul through the commissioning of top-class international research and teaching facilities on home ground, there remains little doubt about the government's sustained commitment and how fast the Education sector will trail-blaze in subsequent years.

The Technology-Education masterplan
A region where technological investment matches educational interest

The region's academic leadership is seeking to stay abreast with global trends in education delivery by introducing new ideas and technologies to meet the needs of the learner community.

Schools and universities in the Middle East, anxious to serve students' technological development needs, are looking for partners that can equip them to:

  • Upgrade existing information infrastructure and backend support systems
  • Help in advanced information dissemination
  • Harness students' technological prowess
  • Interact with stakeholders through various cutting-edge channels

In an attempt to push technology-based learning at school level, the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) announced the distribution of 11,000 digital devices (such as tablets, computers, electronic whiteboards, video conferencing material etc.) among public schools in Abu Dhabi during the academic year 2012-2013. Meanwhile, the government, in alliance with its national telecom company, has facilitated wired and wireless, high speed internet connectivity linking over 268 public schools in Abu Dhabi, at a cost of US$ 90 million

Education providers are being encouraged by the government to upgrade their technological infrastructure to match global best practices by offering learners access to:

• Interactive Classroom Simulation • Engineering Modeling technology
• Remote communication and library access • Virtual Classrooms
• Digital learning aids, gadgets and hardware

THE UAE PRIVATE EDUCATION MARKET IS WORTH US$ 2.8 BILLION AND GROWINGs