National Strategy for Higher Education 2030

by Zaara 12, Jul 2021

National Strategy for Higher Education 2030

The strategy sets out the development and attainment of the highest technical and professional education levels to serve future UAE generations. The process seeks to provide future generations with the technological and realistic skills required to drive the economies in both the public and private sectors. It also aims to train a generation of Emirati professionals to support growth in critical sectors such as knowledge, the environment, entrepreneurship, and the UAE’s labour market’s overall development.

The strategy focuses on creating an ambitious education infrastructure, improving student capabilities as the pillar of the education process, engaging the private sector in the growth process. Subject to continuing updates, concentrating on research and analysis, some creative, innovative academic programs should be created to improve its global competitiveness.

A unique global framework for transforming education and evolving education strategies and tools has been set up. Such a global framework is intended to create generations capable of smashing the existing systems, inventing innovations, and coming up with these ideologies that benefit society.

The National Higher Education Plan 2030 stresses the need to provide students with technological and realistic skills to be active elements that will drive the economy in both the public and private sectors. The national strategy also focuses on educating skilled and technical generations in crucial sectors to become the knowledge-based economy’s backbone and invest in education, entrepreneurship, and labour.

It looks forward to the growth of a high-quality vocational and academic education system. Such a framework is designed to deliver successful research outcomes that drive the knowledge-based economy’s wheel. The expected educational framework is based on four fundamental foundations.

The strategy identified 33 main initiatives to encourage action and establish a plan, including the National Quality Structure Program, to create universal national standards capable of considering local needs and alternate frameworks and creating an integrated quality management mechanism. These initiatives also ensure clarity in the classification of outputs by establishing a system to recognize all organizations in compliance with essential quality criteria and consistently issue quality assessments. A private sector council was established to control labour market participation, to define job requirements, review and deliver programs, and design outstanding careers.

The strategy aims to prepare the young generation of Emiratis to meet future demands and ensure lasting happiness and a better life for people on their journey to diversification, growth, and development. The plan empowers our awareness students to confront the future.

Strategic initiatives would also launch the Extended Professional Experience initiative and include a range of career training opportunities and students, such as on-campus jobs, job shadowing, joint partnerships, and vocational training.

The Investment in Skills initiative seeks to raise the number of Ph.D. students by growing support for postgraduate funding and providing an opportunity to pursue higher education by offering competitive work opportunities. It is following the Dynamic Research Funding program, which would set up a forum to provide funding for research in critical sectors and promote cooperation between higher education institutions and the private sector.

Four Pillars

The Government has laid out four key pillars to achieve this strategy -

1. Quality

Applying high-quality accreditation criteria and offering universities and outstanding teaching personnel opportunities to improve productivity and increase global rankings. ‎

2. Efficiency

Achieving optimum efficiency of higher education institutions and raising the rate of student graduation. Efficient finance measures may also be placed to ensure the proper execution of the plan.

3. Innovation

Develop an educational atmosphere that supports scientific study and offers competitive funding to maximize research outputs and lead to a knowledge-based economy. ‎

4. Harmonisation

Preparing a generation of skilled graduates to succeed in the job market in both the public and private sectors by developing relationships with the private sector in critical fields such as program design and development. ‎

Key Initiatives

The strategy also identified 33 key initiatives to support the implementation phase. These include:

  • The objective of the National Quality Framework Initiative is to establish assessment-based criteria capable of meeting various local needs and implementing an appropriate quality management mechanism.
  • The Transparent Classification of Output Initiative aims to develop reliable classification systems that extend to all entities and issue consistency reports to ensure clarity.
  • The Expanded Professional Experience framework would include numerous technical training opportunities for students, such as on-campus jobs, career shadowing, joint projects, and vocational training.
  • The Investment in Skills initiative seeks to raise the number of Ph.D. students by growing support for postgraduate funding and providing an opportunity to pursue higher education by offering competitive work opportunities.
  • The Competitive Research Funding program would set up a forum to provide funding for research in key industries and promote cooperation between higher education institutions and the private sector.

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