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Saudi Arabia Advances in Education and Knowledge Indices in the World Digital Competitiveness Rankings 2022


Riyadh– The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has made significant progress in education and knowledge indices in the World Digital Competitiveness Rankings 2022 report released by the International Institute for Management Development (IMD). It has risen 13 positions on the global knowledge index from the previous year, reflecting the interest of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and his Crown Prince in the education process and providing all components of support for education in order to transform into a knowledge-based economy.
The Kingdom continued to improve in the sub-indices related to knowledge, moving up 10 ranks in the education and training index, 5 ranks in the regulatory framework index, 4 ranks in the abundance of talent index, and 6 ranks in the scientific concentration index.
The Kingdom’s overall performance improved in the World Digital Competitiveness Ranking 2022 report, by advancing one rank in the general rankings. Moreover, its ranking improved in education-related indices, as it climbed 10 ranks in the digital and technical skills index and 9 ranks in the higher education attainment index, as well as jumping 6 ranks in the index of granting high-tech patents.
Saudi Arabia moved up three positions in the indicators of the net flow of international students, total public expenditure on education, women with degrees, and the use of robots in education, research, and development, in addition to the ratio of one student per teacher in higher education, and science graduates.



Source: Saudi Press Agency

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