Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Osama Tayeb
    Pages 1-19 Open Access
  3. Adnan Zahed
    Pages 21-40 Open Access
  4. Jozef Ritzen
    Pages 41-55 Open Access
  5. Guaning Su
    Pages 57-75 Open Access
  6. Michael Arthur
    Pages 77-90 Open Access
  7. Thomas Wilhelmsson
    Pages 91-104 Open Access
  8. Georg Winckler
    Pages 105-116 Open Access
  9. Yücel Altunbaşak
    Pages 117-143 Open Access
  10. Adnan Zahed
    Pages 145-173 Open Access
  11. Jozef Ritzen
    Pages 175-190 Open Access

About this book


This book written by international experts in the field of educational innovation is a guide for universities to become world-class universities. It contributes to the current international intellectual debate on the future of higher education. It also tells the story of King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) and its effort to become a world-class university. The book discusses excellence in different aspects such as education, research, community services, strategic planning, knowledge economy and international cooperation.


University, Research, Education Higher Education Community Services Strategic Planning Scientific Collaboration Knowledge Economy

Editors and affiliations

  • Osama Tayeb
    • 1
  • Adnan Zahed
    • 2
  • Jozef Ritzen
    • 3
  1. 1.King Abdulaziz UniversityJeddahSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.King Abdulaziz UniversityJeddahSaudi Arabia
  3. 3.Maastricht University MaastrichtThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information King Abdulaziz University 2016
  • License CC BY-NC
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-26379-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-26380-9
  • Buy this book on publisher's site