When the Spellman family came to the UAE from the US, they were confident they would find a school for their children who have special education needs. They are now planning to leave because the search for an education provider that can offer that support has failed.
As the UAE continues to attract foreign universities to set up branch campuses, higher education seekers often find themselves asking: Do they offer the same quality as the home campuses? The doubt arises as they are exempted from acquiring a federal accreditation.
ABU DHABI — Every year, 95 per cent of Emirati female secondary school graduates are absorbed into the institutions of higher education, while 224 of them are sent abroad to further their studies, said Yumna Hamad Budwa, Director of Planning and Coordination of Higher Education at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
Is the balance of power for business education now shifting in the Gulf States? As the traditional destination for aspiring MBA students in the last thirty years, US schools such as Harvard, Wharton and Tuck could rely upon a steady stream of applicants from the Middle East each year, with little competition from elsewhere.