Sixth Kuwait edu fair aims to lure prospective students from region – Major educational establishments offer services.
With major educational establishments making their presence felt, the Sixth Kuwaitedu Fair was launched yesterday morning at Al Safir International Hotel. The event is being held under the patronage of HH Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah and Adviser at the Diwan of Prime Minister, Sheikha Rasha Hmood Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. This fair will run till March 8, 2012. The Manipal University is one of the participants this year. “The university opened its branch in Dubai 10 years ago. Experiencing an increasing interest in our university, with more than 2,000 students, we decided to shift to our own brand new campus in Dubai International Academic City with more space, more facilities and more learning.
This is our effort to keep up with increasing student enrollments, and provide world class facilities that reflect our commitment to the region. It is bigger, better and in tune with the heritage of Manipal in education,” Najmul Qamar, Manager- Admissions at Manipal University told the Kuwait Times. It offers different majors in engineering, business management, media and communication, interior designing, IT, biotechnology. “We also offer sports facilities, workshops, labs for engineering and others. Furthermore, the cafeteria offers an international menu that satisfies palates at reasonable rates. Also, separate accommodation facilities are offered to boys and girls.
We also assist with visa facilities as well. The university provides Indian academic degrees that are internationally valid and accepted,” added Qamar. The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), Bahrain branch has a stall set up to woo prospective students. RCSI Bahrain was built on the heritage of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland which was founded in 1784. It aims to enhance healthcare in Bahrain and other GCC countries, and beyond through endeavor, innovation and collaboration in education, research and service. The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland-Medical University of Bahrain was founded in 2004 under license from the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain and was officially opened in October 2004.
As of October 2008, there are students belonging to 34 nationalities. A vibrant School of Nursing admitted its first cohort of students in October 2006. Clinical tuition will be provided in the King Hamad General Hospital when completed, and is currently provided in the other healthcare facilities of the Ministry of Health and the Bahrain Defence Forces Hospital. The University is staffed by academic and administrative personnel from Ireland and Bahrain.
“We receive a large volume of applicants from Kuwait, encouraging us to participate this year as well. This year, we aim to attract even more Kuwaiti students because this is the first year government scholarship is being offered to study at our university. All applications can be submitted online,” said Elaine Cabrey, Student Recruitment Officer.
Some institutions are novices in Kuwaitedu. “We are looking to serve expats in Kuwait and the Middle East who would like to study abroad. We are glad to be participating in this fair, and offer our services. We aim to let interested students know that they can complete the rest of the program in the United States while studying the first two years in Guyana. We have two students from the UAE for the next academic year, and we hope to host more students from the Middle East,” stressed Saju Bhaskar, Chief Executive Officer of Texila American University.
The Texila American University (TAU) is listed in the World Health Organization – The AVICENNA Directories, which is a publicly accessible database of schools, colleges, and universities for education of academic professions in health. It has three missions: To establish state of the art facilities for education and create higher level of educational systems in health care, technology and management, to provide the highest standard of medical training, using an innovative program that utilizes the knowledge from highly qualified teaching professionals and resources available across the globe, and to inspire within every graduate of the university the humanity and desire to provide the highest quality of medical care to their patients.
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