UAE: Abu Dhabi Education Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Education from The Report: Abu Dhabi 2017

With the UAE’s 2021 Golden Jubilee celebrations just four years away, the education sector in Abu Dhabi is closing in on achievement targets that will be used as key performance indicators of national transformation. Launched in 2010, the UAE’s Vision 2021 set a challenge to create a competitive knowledge economy and a first-rate education system that is ranked among the best in the world by...

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.

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Abu Dhabi has moved to strengthen its growing vocational education and training sector, linking with an international risk management partner to improve the emirate’s occupational health and safety methods.

 

What steps are being taken to better align graduates’ skills with the needs of the labour market?

 

Three of the leading lights in Abu Dhabi’s higher education sphere came together in 2017 to create the Khalifa University of Science and Technology. The fusion of the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, the Petroleum Institute (PI) and Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KU) is a recipe for multi-disciplinary...

 

With the UAE’s 2021 Golden Jubilee celebrations just four years away, the education sector in Abu Dhabi is closing in on achievement targets that will be used as key performance indicators of national transformation. Launched in 2010 the UAE’s Vision 2021 set a challenge to create a competitive knowledge economy and a first-rate education...

 

Scientists at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, prior to its merger in early 2017, were adapting the latest data mining techniques to predict how job markets will evolve in the face of digitisation and automation of workplace functions. The answers they find could be vital to the emirate’s leaders and should provide young people...

 

With a burgeoning school-age population and parents increasingly prepared to invest in education, the private school sector in Abu Dhabi is set for a period of growth and expansion. A total of 11 newly approved schools opened in the 2015/16 academic year, with a further nine expected to open during the 2016/17 school year, providing an...