Ministry of Education (MOE) lunches the National Strategy for Higher Education
2030 in the context of the annual meetings of the Government of the UAE. His
Excellency Hussain Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, affirmed that education
is a priority for the leadership. He referred to the stages education has gone
through over the past years, announcing that the State is working on the model
desired to be the world’s top educational model depending on the Higher
Education Strategy 2030.
that the strategy is based on developing an innovative educational system,
sharpening student skills as the cornerstone of the educational process,
engaging the private sector in the process of development, subject to
continuous updates, focusing on research and studies and developing creative
academic programs that enhance the country's competitiveness globally.
Excellency Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education,
said that the educational sector is a center of interest for the UAE’s
leaderships, who are keen on providing our children with the scientific and
academic skills and knowledge and on placing them at the top of their
priorities. He said that such attitude comes from the leaderships’ absolute
belief in that education is the foundation for building generations that can achieve
the UAE’s vision which aims at topping the world rankings and ensure the
continuation of the passage to excellence and leadership in all areas.
Excellency said that the UAE is keen on providing a unique global model for
improving education and developing the educational methods and tools through
following the international leading experiences and forming partnerships and
cooperation with the leading experimenters. He said that this meant such a
global model is meant to build generations that are able to break the
traditional frameworks, invent solutions and come up with ideas that serve the
National Strategy for Higher Education 2030 emphasizes the need to provide
students with the technical and practical skills to be productive elements that
can push the wheel of economy in the public and private sectors. Furthermore,
the national strategy focuses on graduating specialized and professional
generations in the vital sectors to become the cornerstone of the knowledge-based
economy and to take part in research, entrepreneurship and labor market.
is looking forward to developing a high quality educational vocational as well
as academic system. Such system is intended to produce effective researching
outputs that contribute to driving the wheel of the knowledge-based economy.
The educational system intended is built upon 4 basic pillars.
strategy defined 33 major initiatives to stimulate action and work out the
strategy, including the National Quality Framework Initiative, which aims at
developing flexible national standards that are capable of understanding the
local requirements and alternative models and formulating an effective quality
control system. The said initiatives also guarantee transparency of the outputs
classification by developing a mechanism for classifying all institutions in
accordance with basic quality standards, transparently publishing quality
reports and establishing a private sector council to regulate labor market
participation, identify the employment requirements, review and deliver
programs, design outstanding professional expertise and support research.