UAE: Abu Dhabi Education Articles & Analysis

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While reduced oil prices are undoubtedly a concern for the emirate’s authorities, economic diversification efforts of recent years mean Abu Dhabi is well placed to weather a prolonged period of subdued prices. Vision 2030 meanwhile contains a raft of goals that will further reduce the emirate’s reliance on hydrocarbons, and continue to foster the emergence of a more sustainable and knowledge-based economy in the years ahead.

 

As Abu Dhabi moves to diversify its economy and develop knowledge-based industries that are reliant on a highly trained workforce, education stakeholders have moved to begin career development at the secondary school level. Local English-language daily The National reported in March 2015 that the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC)...

 

How is advanced technology being used in educational spaces to improve the learning environment for both staff and students?

 

With 2015 declared a “Year of Innovation” by the federal government, public and private stakeholders in the emirate have increasingly focused on post-graduate education, particularly research and development (R&D) activities at the PhD level. Both private and government-funded universities have actively sought to expand their PhD offerings...

 

With an expanding population and an economy focused on diversification towards knowledge-based sectors, vocational training and Emiratisation are critical priorities for the Abu Dhabi government. The emirate is increasingly reaching its targets with these two goals, as evidenced by rising enrolment at Abu Dhabi Vocational Education and...

 

The education sector in Abu Dhabi is benefitting from targeted investments in career-relevant post-secondary programmes, as well as strong partnerships between schools and industry. Furthermore, recent K-12 curriculum reforms are aimed at building a strong base of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) undergraduates....