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Title Higher Education in the UAE: Agent of change for a shifting economy?
Author Christopher Hill; Rachael Merola


The UAE government is striving to enhance the employability of higher education (HE) graduates, and the workforce in general, in anticipation of a more diversified, competitive and automated economy. Transnational education (TNE)- provided by the numerous foreign universities operating in the emirate- are seen as part of the solution, but must navigate local and cultural norms and balance domestic and international students. Domestic institutions are also launching initiatives to create a better educated workforce. This article explores how HE initiatives are helping the nation transition to a more diversified economy.

Date 21/06/2018
Region(s) Middle East & Gulf States
Countries United Arab Emirates
Theme(s) Transnational Education (TNE) Models
Topic(s) Branch Campuses, International Collaborative Programmes

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