Market overview

With the drop in oil prices, the UAE is reinforcing its focus on transitioning to a knowledge-based economy by promoting innovation, research and development.

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  • Capital Abu Dhabi
  • Official languages Arabic
  • Population 10.4 million
  • International tertiary students 9,818 Source: UNESCO

Student enrolments - growth and actual


2 Dec 2019 MIP subscribers only

UAE seeks innovative ideas to address global food security challenges

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30 Jul 2019 MIP subscriber content

Knowing our competitors — Austrade transnational education report released

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10 Aug 2017 MIP subscribers only

Air service provider seeking partners in UAE to develop autonomous maintenance and loading vehicles

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