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Scholarship boom in UAE Universities

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Meritorious students have access to subsidised, and even free education as institutions line up big incentives It would be a gross understatement to say higher education in the UAE is an expensive affair. But as an XPRESS survey of five universities reveals, that’s just one side of the story. Figures show that at least 15 to 20 per cent of ... Read More »

FNC wants greater emphasis on research at UAE universities

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FNC members will call for a bigger budget for research and a reduction in teaching time for university professors. A report prepared by the council’s education committee found that in 2012, the UAE set aside only 0.2 per cent of its economy for research. The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research allocated 0.15 per cent to research that year, ... Read More »

UAE universities aim to forge more ties with overseas institutions

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Melanie Swan  Universities in the Emirates are increasingly looking to tie-ups with institutions abroad as they try to appeal to a wider audience. But academics warn that UAE universities must not compromise on their standards in doing so. The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management just signed an agreement with the University of Hong Kong under which students and academics at ... Read More »

UAE universities maintain high quality education, Nahyan tells FNC

Commission for Academic Accreditation spares no effort to refine standards It is of utmost importance that the UAE’s colleges and universities — government–funded and private alike — offer the highest quality academic programmes, programmes that are recognised both within the country and internationally for their excellence, Shaikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, told ... Read More »

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