The higher education system is monitored by the Ministry of Higher Education. The ministry also is responsible for admitting students for studying higher education in UAE to its undergraduate institutions.
The literacy rate in 2007 was 91%. Currently there are thousands of nationals pursuing formal learning at 86 adult education centers spread across the country. Not many people know that Middle East countries are becoming hub of Universities and Colleges with many International Universities have opened their campuses in these countries. Similarly Dubai has more than 11 International and Local Universities offering best programs in MBA, Medical, Engineering, Arts & Design, Films & Media and many other Courses and Programs. These degrees and diplomas are well recognized around the world.
The UAE has shown a strong interest in improving education and research. Enterprises include the establishment of the CERT Research Centers and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and Institute for Enterprise Development.