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UK Education Tour 
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Tuesday September 17, 2013 at 10:00 AM AST
Thursday September 19, 2013 at 6:00 PM AST

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Erbil International Hotel 
Erbil International Hotel,
Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan

David Willetts UKETMinister for Universities & Science David Willetts at UKET Spring 2012


UK Education Tour Autumn 2013:
Erbil & Sulaymaniyah

UK Education Tour
's mission is to introduce highly qualified, internationally-focussed students to British universities, colleges and quality language schools. Our events are 100% UK focussed, and promote the UK through, social and traditional media to reach the target segment for UK education.

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In the past 3 years UK Education Tour has established itself as THE event for UK education in the region. We will be returning to Sulaymaniyah, a vibrant commercial city in the east of the region, and home to the University 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. 

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. Upto 2000 students will be sponsored to study abroad in 2014. 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. This event will once again target students from the Kurdish Region and all over Iraq.

Monday 16th September: Arrive Sulaymaniyah
Welcome to Sulaymaniyah, briefing.

Tuesday 17th September
: Sulaymaniyah
Morning: Exhibition
Afternoon: Lunch, Exhibition
Evening: Transfer to Erbil, stoppping for local dinner on the way

Wednesday 18th September : Erbil International Hotel
Morning: Reception and networking event, with local officials and VIP's.
Afternoon: UK Universities Exhibiton
Evening: UKET Dinner

Thursday 19th September : Erbil International Hotel
Morning: UK Universities Exhibiton
Afternoon: UK Universities Exhibiton

Combined registration for 3 events days in Sulaymaniyah and Erbil is 3695, or book before August 2nd 2013 for the Early Bird rate: 3595!

(Erbil only 2795).

We only invite UK universities and schools, and we provide a platform that highlights UK education as a high value, high quality option. We will be promoting the event throughout Iraq, to increase the attendance and enquiries from both the Kurdish Region and the rest of Iraq. We are driven by the needs and feedback of our clients - UK universities and schools - and of the aims of the governments of Kurdistan / Iraq.

After another successful event in Spring 2013 (feedback below) we are expecting to sell out of spaces. Please book early to avoid disappointment!

Joanne Jacobs Manchester

"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.

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Reservations include 3 days of business generating events, lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Dinner on Wednesday evening, arrival transfers, and 1 page in event guide. Register before August 2 to benefit from the early bird rate!

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