Higher Education Landscape in Dubai 2012 Essay

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The Higher Education Landscape in Dubai 2012 1 The Higher Education Landscape in Dubai 2012 2 The Higher Education Landscape in Dubai 2012 © 2013 Knowledge and Human Development Authority, Dubai, UAE. All rights reserved. In the interests of enhancing the value of the information contained in this report, you may download, print, reproduce and distribute any material contained in the report so long as KHDA is acknowledged as the source. Knowledge and Human Development Authority P. O. Box: 500008, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Tel: +971 4 364 0000 Fax: +971 4 364 0001 www.khda.gov.ae The Higher Education Landscape in Dubai 2012 3 Dr Abdulla Al Karam Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors Knowledge and Human Development Authority Universities in Dubai are fast becoming a destination for world-class higher education. With the greatest number of international branch campuses in the world, the higher education sector continues to grow year on year, providing students with internationally recognised qualifications and preparing them for employment both in Dubai and around the world. The growing importance of the higher education sector to Dubai’s economic development is supported by Resolution 21, which entitles graduates from all private universities in Dubai to have their degrees certified by KHDA, and guarantees that their qualifications will be recognised by the public and private sector in Dubai for all purposes. Private universities in Dubai recorded a 12 per cent increase in student enrolment in the last year, part of an 11 per cent increase in higher education enrolment as a whole. The quality and breadth of higher education programmes offered by universities continues to entice a greater proportion of students from Dubai, as well as attract new students from around the world. With more than 160

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