Abu Dhabi education merger ‘will strengthen research’

UAE’s education minister has said the merger of three of the emirate’s top higher education institutions will help strengthen the country’s output of quality research and produce higher-calibre graduates, writes Roberta Pennington for The National.

The amalgamation of Khalifa University, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and the Petroleum Institute was announced recently by Abu Dhabi Executive Council.

"This triangle will help achieve a strong leap for education and research in the UAE and will be the catalyst for us in our race to propel institutions to achieve highest levels of research because we have a weakness in terms of research," Minister of Education Hussain Al Hammadi told an audience of education leaders at the second annual Khalifa Award for Education International Conference.
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