Italy debuts at Getex

DUBAI — The 17th Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (Getex) will see the debut of an Italian pavilion offering multiple options in Higher Education courses under its "Education without Borders" programme.

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Published: Mon 28 Feb 2005, 9:22 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 3:39 PM

According to the Italian Embassy, Getex will also provide Italian academic centres with the opportunity to interact with regional universities and develop mutually fruitful academic exchange programmes.

“The government has made strategic investment in bringing the best education to both the nationals and the expatriates in the country. With the establishment of world class centres of higher education, an important next step is the development of bilateral academic partnerships with centres of scholastic excellence in the other parts of the world,” said Domenico Pedata, Italian Ambassador, in the UAE.

“During 2004, under the 'Education without Borders' programme, Link Campus University in Rome and the Sannio University have signed a memorandum of understanding with the Higher Colleges of Technologies aiming to facilitate the entry of the UAE students into higher education programmes in Italy. At the 17th Getex, the Italian presence will seek to capitalise on the opportunity provided by the largest single gathering of regional and international universities in the Middle East to enhance existing relationships and establish new ones with universities not just in the UAE, but also in Qatar, Bahrain and all other participating Middle East countries,” said the ambassador.

While some Italian universities already offer post-graduate courses in English, the Italian Embassy has also put in place a programme of Italian language studies in some UAE universities and sent students to study language in Italy with scholarships offered by Italian institutions. On the other hand with the newly introduced possibility of transferring credits between international and Italian universities, students in the region now have the option of completing part of their studies in the many world class Italian universities, experiencing in the process a refined and ancient culture.

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