Branches bear employment fruit (Dubai)

Graduates who study at branch campuses of foreign universities in Dubai are to be guaranteed a government job to put them on an equal footing with students from other institutions. New legislation, due to be put in place next month, will give degrees from institutions accredited by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority – which oversees the 27 branch campuses in Dubai – the same status as those from universities accredited by the Ministry for Higher Education and Scientific Research. Although students at these institutions, such as Zayed University, are certain of government positions after graduation, those at KHDA institutions are not, meaning many Emiratis have been reluctant to study at them, The National newspaper reported. “Now students can all be guaranteed employment,” said Warren Fox, executive director of higher education at the authority.

Source: Times Higher Education Higher