SDG 4: QUALITY EDUCATION

Sustainable Development Goal4(SDG4) aims at promoting equal access for all in both primary and secondary education. At the same time, emphasis is placed on the enhanced access to tertiary education, as well as vocational and technical training, which, in the developing countries, is particularly low and Sustainable Goal 4 ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

The UAE places education at the cornerstone of Vision 2021. The Ministry of Education (MOE) and its strategic partners have laid out a strong strategy to harness the national human capital’s full potential by maximizing participation in high-quality education, encouraging entrepreneurship, and nurturing public and private sector leaders. The 2016 merger between the Ministry of Education and Higher Education has enabled the UAE to focus on equity and quality from kindergarten to higher education to fill the gap between academic requirements and labour market demands. MOE is accelerating progress towards the SDGs by infusing Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) (such as Artificial Intelligence) in the education system through a smart learning program and a specialized data centre.

Canadian University Dubai recognizes the quality of education as a right for all, providing its university community with the best resources in education to prepare quality professionals who contribute to the community. CUD also provides educational resources to people who do not study at the University, promoting a culture of education through different events that aim to increase the quality of education in the country and thus contribute to SDG4.