Dubai’s private higher education institutions register 12% growth in enrolment

  • Date: 22-Apr-2024
  • Source: Gulf News
  • Sector:Education
  • Country:UAE
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Dubai’s private higher education institutions register 12% growth in enrolment

During the 2023-2024 academic year, five new international universities were inaugurated, increasing the total count of higher education providers licensed by KHDA to 38.

Aisha Miran, Director-General of KHDA, said: “The record growth in student enrolment in Dubai’s private higher education sector aligns with the goal of the Dubai Economic Agenda, D33, to make the city a leading global hub for higher education. The increase in international student enrolment particularly reflects the city’s position as a preferred choice for students worldwide seeking quality education opportunities.”

Miran added: “The expanding variety of programmes offered by our universities cater to a wide range of student ambitions, attracting future leaders and nurturing a hub for knowledge and innovation. We are committed to working with university leaders to further strengthen higher education options in Dubai, and we look forward to welcoming new internationally accredited universities to the emirate.”

The higher education landscape infographic by KHDA features comprehensive data on Dubai’s higher education sector, including details on higher education providers, students, programmes, faculty, and fields of research.

International universities in Dubai offer over 650 programmes, with degrees in business, engineering, information technology, and media and design being the most sought-after among students. Programmes in natural