The Future of Higher Education in the Middle East and Africa

QS Middle East and North Africa Professional Leaders in Education Conference

  • Habib M. Fardoun
  • Kevin J. Downing
  • Mandy Mok

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Helen I. Doerpinghaus, Paul Allen Miller, Jody A. Pritt
    Pages 147-156
  3. Luvuyo Lumkile Lalendle, Miranda Mgijima
    Pages 167-185
  4. James Stuart Pounder
    Pages 205-210
  5. Daniel Kratochvil, Llewellyn D. W. Thomas
    Pages 241-249

About this book


This book addresses some of the challenges posed by the globalization of higher education. It examines the emergence and resulting challenges of English as Lingua Franca (ELF) and of the decision to use English as the Medium of Instruction (EMI) as part of a strategic policy of internationalization. It looks at survival challenges caused by globalization and expansion, the diversity challenge, the concept of marginality and how marginality can lead to creativity, teaching and encouraging entrepreneurialism, the tools needed for internationalizing higher education in developing countries, innovative approaches, the intelligent use of technology, and finally, the value of non-constraint engagement in driving teaching and course quality improvements.

The expansion of higher education and the increasingly international body of students and staff continue to inspire and drive the development of global higher education systems. Whilst these systems began locally, many are now engaging with the challenges of retaining their local flavour whilst embracing the march of globalisation. The challenge is to find local solutions that also meet the requirements of the rapid development of what might be termed the ‘massification’ of international higher education. This book reflects these contemporary challenges through its variety of topics taken from countries as diverse as Hong Kong, Panama, South Africa, USA and Saudi Arabia. The topics are as diverse as some of the local solutions but each chapter represents a response to a rapidly changing global landscape.


learning, teaching and curriculum recruiting and supporting students and alumni new approaches to assessment quality assurance and accreditation strategic planning and research utilising dashboards and KPIs innovative internationalization leveraging technology in international strategies improve student mobility knowledge transfer for student and faculty employability and skill gaps

Editors and affiliations

  • Habib M. Fardoun
    • 1
  • Kevin J. Downing
    • 2
  • Mandy Mok
    • 3
  1. 1.King Abdulaziz UniversityJeddahSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.City University of Hong KongKowloon TongHong Kong
  3. 3.QS Quacquarelli SymondsSingaporeSingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-64655-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-64656-5
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