Regional insights

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We conduct in-depth research throughout the year to keep ourselves up to date with developments across the region and ensure we’re providing the most relevant content at Bett MEA 2018. Here are some of the regional insights we’ve discovered this week:


Siemens – along with the German Federal Ministry has signed a 22 million Euro strategic alliance with the Egyptian government to support occupational training in the country. The aim is to drive employment opportunities for the Egyptian youth in line with Egypt Vision 2030. Siemens will set up a joint technical training centre and aim to train over 5,500 Egyptian youth over the next four years in skills including: industrial mechanics, automation, electronics and power plant maintenance. Read more here 


The Ministry of Oil has requested that petroleum studies be added to schools curricula. They want to teach students methods on the best use of oil and spread awareness on the importance of 
developing their country’s resources. Read more here 

Saudi Arabia

The Riyadh Governor Prince Faisal bin Bandar has launched a number of educational projects worth more than $194 million. He said that these project would benefit more than 70 schools and 40,000 students in Riyadh. Details of the projects are to be confirmed. Read more here

Saudi Arabia and Russia

King Salman has been awarded an honorary degree by the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. The Ministries of Education from SA and Russia have emphasised that cooperation in education is a very important aspect in their bilateral relations and the Rector of the university said he hopes that ‘professors of both countries will exchange visits and read lectures for the students. We would like to develop student exchange as well, because we never had such programs with Saudi Arabia.’ Read more here


A new project introduced by Turkish and EU officials will focus on integrating thousands of Syrian refugee children into the Turkish education system. The EU has pledged 650 million euros for their education. Turkey already provides education to 570,000 Syrian children and want to provide for more. Read more here

UAE & Luxembourg: 

UAE & Luxembourg have signed a MoU to begin cooperation in space activities. The 5 yr agreement will cover the exchange of information and expertise on space science and technology, human capital development and space policy, law, and regulation. Dr. Ahmad bin Abdulla Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the UAE Space Agency, said that the MoU is “aligned with the strategic visions of both the Space Agency and the UAE.” Read more here

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