STUDY IN DUBAI: Student enrolment in higher education institutions in Dubai, especially universities inside the free zone, has risen by 11 per cent in the last year, according to the Higher Education Landscape Report 2012 issued yesterday. The number of students enrolled in higher education centers has swelled by 31 per cent in the last five years.
The report issued by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) also highlighted the scope for the 53 higher education institutions operating in the emirate, which have collectively enrolled 48,058 students, to admit more students for doctoral programmes.
The report which was announced by KHDA states that there is an increase of 11 per cent in Dubai’s higher education and an increase of 12 per cent in universities inside the Free Zone.
The study indicates that free zone universities have 46 per cent of the total number of university students in Dubai. While students enrolled outside the free zone account for 36 per cent and those enrolled in federal universities form just 18 per cent.