For every 100,000 books published in North America, there are 42,000 published in South America, and only 6,500 books published in the Arab world.
sizable number of foreign accredited universities have been set up in the city over the last ten years. Some of these universities include the American University in Dubai (AUD), The American College of Dubai, SP Jain Center Of Management and the University of Wollongong in Dubai. In 2004, the Dubai School of Government in collaboration with Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Medical School Dubai Center (HMSDC) were established in Dubai.
The government says that workers are free to leave the UAE if they’re unhappy
Expatriates make up at least 80% of Dubai’s population, and consist mainly of Indians, Pakistanis and Filipinos, who take the emirate’s low-wage jobs. The government is attempting to address this imbalance through “Emiratisation” (replacing expatriates with local employees), but most native graduates prefer well-paid work in the public sector. Expatriates from rich Western countries, along with Iranians and Lebanese, are employed mainly in white-collar capacities, and middle class Indians are increasingly influential.
Although UAE nationals account for just one-fifth of the country’s 4.1m inhabitants, they are the only people who matter politically. Expatriates—whether unskilled Asian labourers or rich Western executives—have no representation.
the overall educational achievement among adults in Arab countries remains low on average. Arab countries have nevertheless made tangible progress in improving literacy: the estimated rate of illiteracy among adults dropped from approximately 60 per cent in 1980 to around 43 per cent in the mid-1990s. However, illiteracy rates in the Arab world are still higher than the international average and are even higher than the average in developing countries.
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