The last five years have been a hotbed of innovation and new developments in
cross-borders education. Given the increase in demand for higher education,
there are new providers, new delivery methods and new types of programs.
They involve higher education providers (including institutions and companies) delivering their courses and programs to students in their home countries. It is resounding evidence that it is no longer just the students who are moving across borders.
Currently, universities are adopting a new approach in their international involvement and intercultural business relations for many reasons, among them, the following:
The Arabian Gulf region has the biggest oil reserves and largest free market economy in
It has a continuously expanding domestic market (annual population growth of 3.5 percent). The region has an impressive record of political and economic stability and has a modern world-class infrastructure.
The overall demand for higher and adult education, especially professionally related courses is increasing in most gulf countries. There are a number of reasons for this, among which is: