From The Report: Sharjah 2017
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In recent years the UAE has emerged as a centre for higher education within the GCC, with strong government initiatives, impressive infrastructure, a growing number of international collaborations and a multicultural student body. Within the federation, Sharjah is increasingly regarded as a key location for tertiary studies, home to its sprawling University City and two of the UAE’s most prestigious institutions, the University of Sharjah and the American University of Sharjah. Primary and secondary education in the emirate is meanwhile undergoing strong growth in both public and private schools, requiring investment and a re-evaluation of priorities.

This chapter contains an interview with Björn Kjerfve, Chancellor, American University of Sharjah.