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Posted On: 1 June 2013 12:29 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:13 pm

Qatar’s nurturing environment attracts more International schools

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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 city. 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 Qatari families. 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 international schools. “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 Research. “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