October 2019: Education Market Review

Below is a snapshot of Education and Business-focused news from October 2019, brought to you from the world.

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Turkey makes Maarif Foundation global education brand

Turkish Maarif Foundation has become a global brand of education that provides education from kindergarten to university at all levels. The Turkish Maarif Foundation was established by the Turkish government soon after the 2016 defeated coup, and now has over 5,000 personnel all around the world including 500 teachers, administrators and technic staff from Turkey, accommodating approximately 33,000 students across its established schools and education centers in various continents, ranging from Africa to Asia.

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K-12 International Schools Market 2019 Booming Worldwide with Key Players – Maple Leaf Educational Systems, Nord Anglia Education

The K-12 International School market has evolved drastically over the last few years with companies such as Cognita Schools, GEMS Education, Maple Leaf Educational Systems, Nord Anglia Education, ACS International Schools, Braeburn Schools, Dulwich College International, Esol Education, Harrow International Schools and Shrewsbury International School paving the way. K-12 International Schools Market acquires number of areas for making growth, with the achievement of profit and revenue in mind. Targeted areas include North America, Europe, China, Japan, South-east Asia and Asia Pacific.

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Maj Hazza Al Mansouri,

First Emirati astronaut receives honorary PhD from Khalifa University

Maj Hazza Al Mansouri, the UAE’s first Emirati Astronaut to visit the International Space Station, received an honorary doctoral degree from Khalifa University last Sunday. The doctorate was presented by Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court and member of Abu Dhabi Executive Council during a graduation ceremony for more than 400 students in Abu Dhabi.

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Dubai’s most expensive private school triples pupil numbers

The North London Collegiate School, Dubai’s most expensive private school, has tripled its pupil numbers by offering fee reductions across all age groups to both parents and prospective parents. The number of pupils enrolled currently stands at 800, a three-fold increase in pupil numbers since 2017, which stood at 250 pupils. The schools is currently constructing a new wing to facilitate the rising demand for places.

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Sir Chris Hoy launches mental health and sports project

Olympic gold medal winner Sir Chris Hoy has helped launch a new mental health and sports partnership for schools. The partnership between mental health charity the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) and Sport Scotland aims to help youngsters use physical activity to boost their mental health. The scheme will offer mental health training to 400 Active School Coordinators.

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Gordonstoun: Prince Charles’ boarding school to open Chinese campus

It has been announced that Gordonstoun, an independent boarding school established in 1935 in Moray, Scotland, has plans to open internationally in China, with its first school to open in 2022. The school is already home to many Chinese students, and its principal believes that this is the next logical step, bringing its “unique” education ethos to China. The school will join the likes of Wellington College and Dulwich College, who are already established within China.

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