Higher Education in the Middle East and North Africa

Exploring Regional and Country Specific Potentials

  • Yew Meng Lai
  • Abdul Razak Ahmad
  • Chang Da Wan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Chang Da Wan, Abdul Razak Ahmad, Yew Meng Lai
    Pages 1-10
  3. Mostafa Mohsen Radwan
    Pages 11-39
  4. Abdul Razak Ahmad, Chang Da Wan, Russayani Ismail, Yew Meng Lai, Zainal Amin Ayub
    Pages 41-60
  5. Yew Meng Lai, Zainal Amin Ayub, Abdul Razak Ahmad, Chang Da Wan, Russayani Ismail
    Pages 61-86
  6. Chang Da Wan, Russayani Ismail, Yew Meng Lai, Zainal Amin Ayub, Abdul Razak Ahmad
    Pages 87-105
  7. Zainal Amin Ayub, Abdul Razak Ahmad, Chang Da Wan, Russayani Ismail, Yew Meng Lai
    Pages 107-126
  8. Russayani Ismail, Yew Meng Lai, Zainal Amin Ayub, Abdul Razak Ahmad, Chang Da Wan
    Pages 127-146
  9. Abdul Razak Ahmad, Chang Da Wan, Russayani Ismail, Yew Meng Lai, Zainal Amin Ayub
    Pages 147-155
  10. Yew Meng Lai, Abdul Razak Ahmad, Chang Da Wan
    Pages E1-E1
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 159-161

About this book

Introduction

This book explores the prospects for higher education development in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region. Adopting a South-South perspective (from the viewpoint of a developing country), it seeks to promote a deeper understanding of this colourful and highly diverse, yet volatile region. As such, it examines six selected MENA countries that serve as case studies for identifying the gaps and challenges as well as their potentials in terms of higher education development. Based on expert interviews and focus-group discussions with more than 85 individuals across the six countries and complemented by related facts and figures from both international and national documents, it presents an in-depth discussion and analysis of the countries’ respective political, security, and economic situations. These serve as preconditions for the cultivation of an environment conducive to facilitating the advancement of higher education. It also provides a critical overview of higher education in these countries, notably in terms of the current national system, legislative framework, accreditation, quality assurance, recognition concerns, and other critical issues that enable and/or constrain the development of their respective higher education sectors, and that of the region, as a whole.

Keywords

High education in Iran Higher education in Middle East Higher education in North Africa Higher education in Saudi Arabia Higher education in Tunisia Higher education in libya Higher education in the MENA region Outbound mobility Quality assurance and accreditation

Editors and affiliations

  • Yew Meng Lai
    • 1
  • Abdul Razak Ahmad
    • 2
  • Chang Da Wan
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre for the Promotion of Knowledge and Language LearningUniversiti Malaysia SabahJalan UMS, Kota Kinabalu, SabahMalaysia
  2. 2.Department of Strategic StudiesNational Defence University of MalaysiaKuala LumpurMalaysia
  3. 3.National Higher Education Research InstituteUniversiti Sains MalaysiaPenangMalaysia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-1056-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-1054-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-1056-9
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