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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 »

Mubadala Aerospace and UAE University to launch technician training Programme

Mubadala Aerospace has signed an Dhs4.9m agreement with UAE University (UAEU) to train the next generation of Emirati technicians to work at Strata’s aircraft composite production facility. The new initiative, with key modules delivered by professional trainers from Lockheed Martin, builds on the success of existing programmes, which have already resulted in the employment of over 95 Emirati staff at ... 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 »

UAE: AUS launches region’s first guide to picking a university

American University of Sharjah

By Melanie Swan The first guidebook offering students advice on choosing one of the region’s many universities has been launched by the American University of Sharjah (AUS). There are 107 universities and colleges in the UAE alone but it can be difficult for students to choose between them as only three – UAE University, AUS and Abu Dhabi University – ... Read More »

UAE: Varsities take the iPath

iPads are helping carve a new path through higher education at the UAE’s federal universities where 14,000 incoming foundation programme students have been equipped with the tablet computer. The Higher Education iPad Initiative was officially launched on Sunday at the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), Abu Dhabi Men’s College by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and ... Read More »

Abu Dhabi: Nearly 15,000 Emiratis accepted at federal universities

For the first time, sizable number of nationals register for vocational courses Federal universities and institutes in the UAE have granted admission to 14,570 Emirati high-school graduates for the 2012-2013 academic year. This marks the largest number of nationals who have found seats at federal universities during one academic year, with female students accounting for 60 per cent of this ... Read More »

UAE: Universities reveal funds strategy for research

Abu-Dhabi

University chiefs have set out their first joint plan to obtain more funding for research. The first white paper was released by the University Leadership Council, comprising the heads of the Masdar Institute, UAE University (UAEU), and the American University of Sharjah, Khalifa University and Zayed University. The paper will be presented to government and industry leaders to press a ... Read More »

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