(GCC) EducationFuture Trends Presented to the GCC-Swiss Forum Geneva, 3-4 September 2013 Gulf Research Center
Size General Tertiary Students Abroad 9 Million 1 Million 180 Thousand
Strategic Plans for Education Equipping students with the skills to operate in a global competitive environment. Developing entrepreneurship. Development of critical thinking, problem solving and creativity.
Cycle Hype (Gartner) Peak of Inflated Expectations Plateau of Productivity Slope of Enlightenment Trough of Disillusionment TIME Technology Trigger Adoption Application Maturity
Transition Diversified Sustainable Economies Oil Based Economies
Policies Development of human capital. Development of Gulf society. Comprehensive development of economy. Development of private sector. Joint Gulf policies and cooperations (GCC).
Education Industry 2012 Volume Private Sector 60 Billion 9.6 Billion
Population growth and expatriates increasing. Government increasing support for private sector. High demand on quality education. Private institutions growth. Investment policies enacted. Increasing numbers of GCC students studying abroad (180.000) GCC Education Industry Growth (Indicators)
Exchange of science and technology experts. Multilateral agreements with international institutions for knowledge transfer and exchange (KTE) Increasing scholarship opportunities for GCC students to Swiss universities and research centers. Increasing joint finance volume to implement research and development projects. Encouraging private sector to participate in education. Areas of Cooperation
Ali Alkarni Thank You