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KHDA Dubai all institutes

Postby shawarma » 27 Dec 2007, 11:18

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority Dubai (KHDA) (not Agency) will licence all educational institutes in Dubai from January 2008 according to a report in the Gulf News 26 December 2007. This includes human development and training institutes, and educational service providers. Educational institutes covered will include all schools, free zone colleges and universities, and adult education and training institutes. I didn't see nurseries, nursery schools, or kindergartens mentioned. Not that there are many kindergartens in Dubai - most kindergarten level classes are part of a K-10 or, more commonly, a K-12 school.

Before being taken over by the KHDA, licensing was governed by the UAE Ministry of Education (MOE) for schools, and by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR) for colleges and universities. Notice that the KHDA is licensing "free zone" universities and colleges. Presumably that means places like Dubai University (or Dubai College - I can never remember what they call themselves), are still under the MOHESR. Is the American University Dubai in a free zone?

  • Dr Abdullah Al Karam, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director General of KHDA said "From January next year, all educational institutions will be brought under one authority (the Knowledge and Human Development Authority - KHDA),"
  • KHDA will deal with fee increases in Dubai schools and colleges
  • KHDA call centre for general queries and comments at tel +971-4-3640000.
  • KHDA email for license issues is
  • KHDA was established by Law No. 30 for 2006 by the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed
  • Dubai education
  • Dubai schools
  • Dubai universities and colleges
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