Doctoral education is of prime importance worldwide. In many countries, there is severe shortage of doctoral degree holders, while in others there is an oversupply in many fields. There is a global debate on the best ways of providing doctoral training. To illustrate global trends, the book analyses the current realities of doctoral education with the help of case studies based on fourteen countries and one continent. It includes an overview of the state of the literature on doctoral education as well as an analysis of doctoral education from a historical perspective with a detailed comparative discussion. Trends and Issues in Doctoral Education: A Global Perspective also examines the challenges and ideas of current and proposed reforms in doctoral education.
Chapter 18: United Arab Emirates: A Doctoral Education Start-Up
This chapter is devoted to the description and discussion of the relatively recent establishment of doctoral education in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The UAE has a very young, oil-rich, postcolonial economy. Its population is slightly more than nine million people, of whom 85 per cent are expatriates from 200 different countries (FCSA 2016; Gonzalez et al. 2008). This large number of expatriates affects the country's provision of higher and doctoral education. The UAE's young universities face many challenges in attracting and retaining the best faculty from across the globe, and in recruiting the most talented students. Further, they are tasked with developing the research ...