From The Report: Dubai 2015
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The government and private providers are investing to meet growing demand as the emirate estimates that the number of students attending private schools in Dubai will double from 183,000 in 2010 to 366,000 in 2020. Underpinning this sustained growth in school pupil numbers has been a shift in behaviour by the expatriate labour force in recent years from temporary stays to more permanent residence. As the number of tertiary institutions in the sector continues to rise, competition to attract students has intensified, with private universities are likely to come under increasing pressure to publish graduate employment data. The higher education industry is working to foster stronger links between industry and higher education providers and to look for ways university research may be tailored to benefit businesses in the emirate.