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Number of students in governmental higher education establishments by nationality (Emirati/ non-Emirati), sex and academic speciality (2013-2014)

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             Emiratis                Non-Emiratis TOTAL
Males Females Total Males    Females Total Males    Females Total
Arts & Design 21 575 596 1 17 18 22 592 614
Engineering 3,272 1,520 4,792 218 177 395 3,490 1,697 5,187
Information Technology 1,046 2,405 3,451 41 48 89 1,087 2,453 3,540
Business & Economics 2,335 5,869 8,204 246 303 549 2,581 6,172 8,753
Education 15 1,615 1,630 15 97 112 30 1,712 1,742
Foreign Languages 0 260 260 1 89 90 1 349 350
Environment & Health Sciences 151 1,271 1,422 27 148 175 178 1,419 1,597
Medical Sciences 109 300 409 12 19 31 121 319 440
Communication & Media Sciences 350 1,894 2,244 30 78 108 380 1,972 2,352
Sciences 40 415 455 164 285 449 204 700 904
Sharia & Law 218 291 509 46 44 90 264 335 599
Human & Social Sciences 235 1,779 2,014 42 161 203 277 1,940 2,217
Foundation courses 4,041 11,604 15,645 492 858 1,350 4,533 12,462 16,995
Food & Agriculture 29 45 74 16 5 21 45 50 95
Total 11,862 29,843 41,705 1,351 2,329 3,680 13,213 32,172 45,385

Source : Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research

ANNEXED NOTE

1. Characteristics of data, definitions

Higher education establishments refer to universities, colleges and institutes (76 private and 11 public), in the seven Emirates.
The reference period is the academic year 2013-2014.

2. Institution which provides data

Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research

3. Data availability

Data on higher education is available on NBS’ website, for the academic years 2012-2013 and 2013-2014
http://www.uaestatistics.gov.ae/EnglishHome/ReportDetailsEnglish/tabid/121/Default.aspx?ItemId=2400&PTID=104&MenuId=1
A selection of tables appear in Excel format

Last date of access: April 3, 2015.

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