In the technological world that we live in today, students in the United Arab Emirates and throughout the Middle East can study towards a fully accredited and recognized American degree without having to leave their home countries and while maintaining their commitments to work and family.
Supported by the University of Phoenix, Middle East Service Centre in the Dubai Knowledge Village at the business hub of the Middle East, the University of Phoenix Middle East online undergraduate and graduate degree programs are specifically designed to enable students to study in their own country, in their own time-zone, in their own time. A University of Phoenix Middle East education is ideal for working individuals with other lifestyle commitments.
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Described by the University of Phoenix itself:
"As the largest private university in North America, University of Phoenix is a pioneer in international online learning. When you join our global online community, you become part of an inclusive network that has helped thousands of students from over 130 countries to achieve their personal and career goals.
It’s a genuinely American educational experience, offering programs taught by highly-qualified professionals. Whatever you choose to study, you study where and when you want, preparing yourself for the educational, professional and personal challenges you will meet in the real world today. You will also find that you earn your degree sooner than you think.
Students throughout the Middle East can attend classes online. Our Student Services Center in Dubai, provides personalized support for online students – with an expert, multi-national staff well-versed in your educational systems and professional concerns."
United Arab Emirates Education, General:
According to the U.S. Department of State:
"Educational standards among U.A.E. citizens population are rising rapidly. Citizens and temporary residents have taken advantage of facilities throughout the country. The UAE University in Al Ain had roughly 17,000 students in 2004. The Higher Colleges of Technology, a network of technical-vocational colleges, opened in 1989 with men's and women's campuses in each emirate. Zayed University for women opened in 1998 with campuses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Zayed University will establish separate male campuses for the 2007-2008 academic year. American University Sharjah had over 4,500 students enrolled in 2007. Many foreign universities, including ones from the U.S., U.K., and Australia, also have campuses in the U.A.E."
In many instances today, students in the United Arab Emirates and abroad are exploring online education programs from international online universities to meet the country's expanding education standards - most specifically in the realm of higher education.
Higher Education in the United Arab Emirates:
Due in large part to the rapid development of international online education institutions in the United States, such as the University of Phoenix, many students across the Middle East are accessing high-quality university-level education by way of distance learning programs and online classes. Students in the United Arab Emirates are increasingly exploring such online education opportunities in hopes of developing tangible, globalized skills in business, technology, and health care.
As noted by the U.S. Library of Congress - United Arab Emirates Country Study:
"United Arab Emirates University opened in 1977 at Al Ayn with four faculties: arts, science, education and political science, and business administration. First-year enrollment was 400. A sharia (Islamic jurisprudence) faculty was added in 1978; faculties in agriculture and engineering were added in 1982. In 1988 four higher colleges of technology (two for men and two for women) opened. By the 1990-91 academic year, enrollment stood at 8,941 students. In the previous academic year, 65 percent of university students were women. Many UAE nationals go abroad for university and graduate studies to other Arab countries and to Britain and the United States."
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