Kurdish Iraq Spring 2014 – Now Booking

In the Kurdish north of Iraq,  a stable security situation has led to a high level of economic and business development.  British-Kurdish relations are strong and British education has an excellent reputation for  the high quality of its university system, research, teaching and training.  Many government and industry leaders were educated in the UK.

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“UKET is well organised and a well connected fair to the people in Kurdistan.
It is well known by the Ministry and has been running for some years which gives us confidence to attend the next one”. Kathryn Land, University of Portsmouth (Autumn 2013)


Following more excellent events in 2013, will be returning to Sulaymaniyah, a vibrant commercial city in the east of the region, and home to the Univeristy of Sulaymaniyah. We will then head to Erbil, capital of Iraqi Kurdistan and one of the oldest continually-inhabited cities in the world. As well as the University of Salahaddin, there are several public and private universities in Erbil and surrounding cities.

UK Education Tour N. Iraq 2012
UK Education Tour N. Iraq 2012

The Human Capacity Development Program in Higher Education (HCDP) is an ambitious program that aims to develop human capacities in Kurdistan Region in the field of higher education. An annual KRG budget of one hundred and twenty billion dinars (GBP62 million) is allocated to the scheme. It provides an opportunity for thousands of distinguished young men and women to continue their education in internationally renowned universities.

Up to 2000 students will be sponsored to study abroad in 2013/14. Furthermore, the Iraq Education Initiative scholarship programme, run by the Iraqi government in Baghdad, aims to send 10,000 PG students abroad every year until 2015.

“The event provided an excellent opportunity to network effectively with Ministerial and institutional staff, to meet and understand more fully the needs of some ambitious and talented students”.Jeremy Burgess, Warwick University (Kurdistan, October 2012).
“The event provided an excellent opportunity to network effectively with Ministerial and institutional staff, to meet and understand more fully the needs of some ambitious and talented students”.
Jeremy Burgess, Warwick University (Kurdistan, October 2012).


Schedule

Tuesday 4th MarchSulaymaniyah

Afternoon: Briefing, Exhibition
Evening: UKET Dinner, Suleymaniyah

Wednesday 5th March: Erbil International Hotel
Morning: Scenic drive to Erbil
Afternoon: UKET Official Opening, Exhibition
Evening: UKET Dinner

Thursday 6th March: Erbil International Hotel
Morning: UK Education Exhibition
Afternoon: UK Education Exhibition

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“Very worthwhile, well targeted and good fun”

Joanne Jacobs, University of Manchester.

“Very effective, well organised event. Well done!”
Nick Bradley, University of Swansea.

“I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and will happily attend again”.
David Stoll, Aberdeen University.

“Exceptional organisation leading to a relaxed and convivial working atmosphere. Many students at both fairs ‘asked all the right questions’ and were genuinely seeking advice on their UK study plans!”
Sarah Byrne, Liverpool School of English.

“Another great event, especially the meeting with the Ministry of Higher Education”
Tim Kerr Dineen, Kings Colleges.

“Well organised on the day and the UKET team were friendly and supportive. I think the events were effective and would consider doing them again”.
Siobhan Robinson, Cardiff  Metropolitan University

Report: Turkey Spring 2013

UK Education Tour returned to Turkey in April for an intensive weekend of events in Istanbul and Ankara. 

The event coincided with the first sunny weekend of the year, ensuring that the students attending were high calibre, serious enquirers about studying in the UK. This event was the first to feature private interviews, where students booked slots for 1-to-1 sessions with UK university officers.

We also added value to this Spring’s event by adding school visits as part of the Tour, with visits to Robert College, MEF and TED Colleges, which were well received by university counsellors and students.

The UK Education Tour is successfully promoting UK education as a high quality, high value option for discerning students looking abroad for university and language education. In an exhibition obsessed market, UK Education Tour is the only UK-only, high-end event that limits participation and is organised independently. This year we were supported by UKTI in Turkey to increase the reach and effectiveness of marketing. 

“If you want to see hoards of people coming through the door, then the UKET fairs are probably not for you. If however you want to meet focused, qualified students in premier venues, then the UKET fairs should be your first choice when considering your marketing activities in Turkey”.David Thornber, Durham University (Turkey & Azerbaijan, November 2012).
“If you want to see hoards of people coming through the door, then the UKET fairs are probably not for you. If however you want to meet focused, qualified students in premier venues, then the UKET fairs should be your first choice when considering your marketing activities in Turkey”.
David Thornber, Durham University (Turkey & Azerbaijan, November 2012).

“UKET provide the best events I have ever attended, consistently attracting the best students and boosting interest in UK education”. 
Claire Taylor, Nottingham University.

PICTURES FROM SPRING 2012 – NOVEMBER 2012 – April 2013

Turkey: New Business Development

 At UK Education Tour we aim to help you develop new markets within Turkey.

With over 50 million people living outside of the biggest cities (Istanbul and Ankara) it’s important to keep on working at developing recruitment from different regions in  Turkey.

So, for UKET Spring 2013 we will follow Baku, Istanbul and Ankara with a 4th city in Turkey: In the early stages we are asking for your opinion as to the city to visit on April 30th 2013:

Adana: Adana is the capital of Adana Province, home to 1.6 million people. The Adana-Mersin metropolitan area has a population of 3 million people. Çukurova University is placed among the top 500 universities of the world in research conducted by Blackwell Publishing, Quacquarelli Symonds and The Times.

Antalya: The population of Antalya has increased significantly in recent years, to over 1 million. The leading economic sectors are tourism, agriculture, ship building and commerce. Akdeniz University has an student body of over 30,000 students.

Gaziantep: A population of 1.4 million, and home to one of Turkey’s largest uninversites – Gaziantep University – and the private Zirve University, Gaziantep has a thriving economy based on industry, importing/exporting, agriculture and tourism. Gaziantep’s tourism industry is thriving, offering Museums dedicated to its recent and ancient history, a Citadel and historic bazaars.

Konya: Central Anatolian Konya has a population of over 1 million people, and Selçuk University is one of the largest public universities in Turkey. Rumi’s tomb is in the city, whose followers established the Mevlevi Sufi order of Islam there and became known as the whirling dervishes.

Trabzon: Trabzon is located on the historic silk road, on the Black Sea in Turkey’s north east. Nearly a million people live in the city and surrounding area. Karadeniz Technical University hosts students from all over Turkey, as well as students from the Turkic states in Central Asia.

Northern Iraq April 2012

The Kurdish region of northern Iraq is one of the boom areas for applications to the UK, thanks to the  Kurdish Regional Government’s Human Capacity Development Programme (HCDP) which for 2 years has sponsored thousands of students to study abroad in order to improve the quality and capacity of Higher Education in the region. The programme will run for 2 years more at least.

As visitors will have seen, development and growth is occurring at an amazing pace, after years of oppression under the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein.

This October UK Education Tour will return for the third time to northern Iraq. Returning exhibitors have already booked their place, therefore all interested parties should not hesitate to check details and register here. studybritish

Interested in joining us in Iraq?