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How UAE fared


UAE placed 19th out of 134 na­tions — six ranks up from 25th place in 2017. The UAE was also deemed as be­long­ing to the elite group of six coun­tries — US, UK, Brazil, Fin­land and Sin­ga­pore — lead­ing progress in new tech­nol­ogy such as AI, cy­ber­se­cu­rity, blockchain, and biotech.

Econ­omy: UAE placed sec­ond, same as last year.

Tech­ni­cal and Vo­ca­tional Ed­u­ca­tion and Train­ing: UAE jumps from 24th to 14th rank.

Pre-Univer­sity Ed­u­ca­tion: 13

Higher Ed­u­ca­tion: 20

Re­search, Devel­op­ment and In­no­va­tion: 36

In­for­ma­tion and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Tech­nol­ogy: 16

Gen­eral En­abling En­vi­ron­ment :41

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