Focus Report

Saudi Arabia’s tertiary education system is underpinned by a strong network of 28 public universities accounting for 81% of student enrolment. However, the ongoing process of economic diversification is contributing to a rise in admission to vocational training institutes and private universities – helping to raise standards across the board and ensure programmes are attuned to market needs. As new economic growth engines emerge, skills development will increasingly be viewed as a lifelong pursuit that is not limited to the traditional classroom. Saudi Electronic University has established a competitive advantage in the area of lifelong learning provision through digital and blended teaching approaches, and its multifaceted efforts to expand educational inclusion should support long-term economic development.

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