Qatar had just 21 international schools in 2000 and now boasts 119. The country is
now considered as one of the key investment locations in the global international schools market, according to
a report by ISC Research.
ISC Research, an organisation that supplies data and market analyses covering the world’s English-medium
international schools, identified Qatar as one of the eight primary investment locations.
The ISC Qatar Report includes data showing the expansion of international schools in Qatar from just 21 in
year 2000 to 119 international schools today.
The report identifies government backed education plans such as Education City and the formation of Lusail
It suggests a continued increase in the international school market in Qatar to respond to such developments
and meet the needs of the enormous expatriate population as well as increasing demand for school places by
ISC Research is publishing targeted demographic studies and market intelligence reports for key locations in
response to the increasing needs of organisations and investors considering new schools and expansions.
The global international schools market has grown rapidly in the past 10 years (annual fee income is £20.8bn)
and is predicted to continue significant development for the foreseeable future.
ISC Research has been tracking the market for over thirty years, consistently collecting data directly from the
“We are looking towards a period of vast expansion as various governments continue to lift quota restrictions
for attendance by local children, as local families become increasingly wealthy, and as the expatriate market
grows,” said Nicholas Brummitt, Chairman of the International School Consultancy Group which includes ISC
“In several countries demand for international school places exceeds supply. This all points to significant
development in the foreseeable future,” Brummitt said.
ISC Country Reports focus on a number of countries that ISC Research considers to be of most significance in
terms of investment opportunity within the international schools market.
Qatar is included in this collection of eight reports along with Singapore, South Korea, Indonesia, Hong Kong
and Malaysia, and Emirate reports on Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Each ISC Report includes key demographic data, an overview of expatriate trends within the country, unique
historical data on the international schools market there, specialised analysis using ISC sourced school data,
and exclusive insights into future developments.
Source : Qatar Chronicle
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