DSC Launches Higher Education Statistics System
Image: Arif Al Mehairi, Executive Director of DSC
Dubai Statistics Center
(DSC) has launched Dubai Higher Education Statistics (DHES) system, as a new addition
for the emirate’s smart statistics system. The system includes the necessary
statistical databases and indicators of various demographic and social sectors
of Dubai. DHES aims to support planning processes and to efficiently contribute
to the processes of policy-making and decision-making in all development
sectors, particularly the education sector, research and analysis.
DSC has revealed that
DHES classifies the data on students attending Dubai universities and graduates
of its higher education institutions, including the number of students and
graduates as per certain variables such as nationality, major, degree obtained
Attending Dubai Higher Education Institutions
DHES data show that the
total number of students enrolled in higher education institutions in Dubai during
the 2017/2018 academic year was 55,820 students, of which 19,063 were Emirati
and 36,757 were non-Emirati students.
As for the total number
of students enrolled in Dubai universities and colleges in all majors and at
different levels during the academic year 2017/2018, DHES shows that Emirati students
represent more than one-third of the students by 34.2%. The non-Arab Asian students
accounted for 36.2%, non-Gulf Arab students was 17.6% while the percentage of Gulf
students stood at only 3.6% of the total students.
Additionally, the data
revealed that Business Administration toped all other majors to be the most
attractive major for both male and female students by 43.8% of total students
attended in Dubai universities and colleges. The percentage of male students
studying Business Administration is 47.4%, while female students’ percentage
Regarding the most
attractive majors for female students, Media and Design majors are placed second
by 11.5%. Humanities Sciences is ranked third by 11.1% of the total number of
Data also shows that
Engineering major is placed second as the most attractive majors for male
students by 22.4% followed by IT major representing 8.8% of the total male
Dubai Higher Education Institutions Graduates
DHES shows that the
total number of graduate students during the academic year of 2016/ 2017 was
13,646 students, of which 4,453 were Emirati students and 9,193 were
major ranked first among most major by 6,587 graduates representing 48.3% of
the total number of graduate students. Engineering major is placed second by
15.6% followed by Media and Design major 9.1%.
On the other hand,
Emirati graduates represent 32.6% of the total number of students that is
nearly one third of the graduates. The percentage of non-Arab Asian graduates stood
at 37.0%, while Arab students accounted for 14.3%.
Arif Al Mehairi, Executive Director
of DSC, availed the opportunity to express his sincerest appreciation and
gratitude to the Ministry of Education and Knowledge and Human
Development Authority in Dubai for their continuous cooperation in developing
the DHES system dedicated to provide statistics on Dubai higher education.
“They are our strategic partners in this field due to its high importance in
supporting the process of development planning and shaping the future of Dubai
as a whole,” he said.
Al Mehairi emphasized that all
Dubai’s higher education detailed results are accessible through various platforms
DSC’s smart app, website or via DSC’s hotline to serve and provide everyone
with any statistical reports, indicators and advise in various fields.