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New standards to raise the standards of higher education institutions in the UAE
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The Academic Accreditation Commission at the Ministry of Education has developed guidelines aimed at raising the level of higher education institutions in the country, and encourages the entry of higher education institutions in the country into global classifications and international accreditations

The Academic Accreditation Commission at the Ministry of Education has developed guidelines aimed at raising the level of higher education institutions in the country, and encourages the entry of higher education institutions in the country into global classifications and international accreditations, within the standards of institutional licensing and modern academic accreditation, which gives priority to attracting and licensing branches of the best 200 university worldwide.

The Higher Education Adviser and Director of the Academic Accreditation Commission at the Ministry of Education, Dr. Muhammad Yusuf Bani Yas, stated the state’s need to establish applied and industrial higher education institutions, linked to major industrial or service sectors in the state, whether governmental, semi-governmental or private, which can adopt its establishment. Large companies, in which the percentage of practical training exceeds 50%, including the model of the ADNOC Petroleum Institute, which was established by “ADNOC”, as well as the tourism sector can establish a higher education institute, so that the student obtains a higher diploma and works in the same place.

Regarding the warnings received by some universities and other higher education institutions, Dr. Bani Yas said: “The new criteria for evaluating higher education institutions divide universities into three categories, namely (high confidence), (medium confidence), and (low confidence), according to compliance with regulations. And the laws, procedures and requirements specified within the standards of institutional licensing and modern academic accreditation, and therefore the Commission for Academic Accreditation put a group of universities under surveillance, and issued warnings to them, in addition to closing other universities, due to committing a number of fundamental violations.