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The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Baku continously explores opportunites to deepen the bilateral cooperation between the UAE and Azerbaijan. From this aspect, the cooperation in the field of education and knowledge could contribute to this purpose.
Education in the UAE
The UAE has developed the National Strategy for Higher Education 2030, which seeks to provide future generations with the necessary technical and practical skills to drive the economy in both public and private sectors. It also aims to prepare a generation of Emirati professionals to sustain growth in vital sectors such as knowledge, economy, entrepreneurship and the overall development of the UAE’s labour market.
The UAE has also developed the National Innovation Strategy, which focuses on renewable energy, transport, education, health, technology, water and space.
The National Strategy for Advanced Innovation concentrates on:
- future skills
- quality of health
- living and life
- green power
- harnessing technology to serve humankind.
Student exchange opportunities
Students from Azerbaijan can apply for a number of available exchange programmes, which provide students with different educational and cultural experiences.
Many universities in the UAE offer scholarships for students from abroad based on mutual agreements between the UAE government and other countries. For other scholarships, students can check with the respective university for the available academic and sports scholarship programmes, which are based on certain criteria and requirements.
In UAE along with the local prestigious Universities such as Abu Dhabi University, Khalifa University of Science, Technology & Research, United Arab Emirates University, Zayed University, there are branches of world’s best such as Paris Sorbonne University, Abu Dhabi, New York University, Abu Dhabi, INSEAD – the Business School for the World, Abu Dhabi.
A knowledge park has been created in Dubai. The Park is the region’s most prominent training hub, trusted business partner and a center of excellence for professional development. Dubai Knowledge Park’s integrated infrastructure and supportive environment have made it the region’s most sought hub. So, Dubai is also a talent development hub. Exhibitions, workshops, networking events, conferences, and more can be hosted in this area.
Taking into consideration that there are specific factors, which make UAE and Azerbaijan alike such as both countries are progressive, safe, have a favorubale location and futuristic outlook, the following could serve a good basis for cooperation:
- The exchange of knowledge park experience
- Student/researcher exchange opportunities
- Mutual training programs on priority sectors