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FNC to debate scrapping of English foundation couses at UAE universities

UAE Students

The decision to abolish the English-language preparatory year for new students at the three state universities is to be raised at the Federal National Council. The foundation course has been in place for decades to help students who would otherwise struggle with degree courses taught in English. However, it is a serious drain on financial resources at United Arab Emirates ... Read More »

Room to improve private universities in the UAE

United Arab Emirates University

The UAE’s higher education sector has grown very rapidly since the country’s first institution of higher learning, UAE University, opened in Al Ain in 1976. Today, more than 100 universities and colleges operate here, including three federal institutions and 37 branches of overseas universities. The number of Emirati students enrolling in the federal universities, however, has also been growing – ... Read More »

UAE universities design their own iPad apps for students

UAE Students

By Melanie Swan The UAE’s three federal universities are preparing to launch their own iPad apps for students, featuring locally designed curricula and learning materials. The apps will run under Apple’s iTunes-U (for university), a platform that makes it easy for academics to organise their courses into iPad format. The system, launched in 2007, is used by major universities around ... Read More »

Abu Dhabi: Hundreds of UAE students face college rejection

Melanie Swan Hundreds of teenagers face disappointment this week when the federal universities announce which students have won places for September. The Higher Colleges of Technology, largest of the three federal universities, has raised the bar for entry from a score of 140 in the CEPA high-school exams to 150. It says about a fifth fewer students are likely to ... Read More »

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