HEIs Practices and Strategic Decisions Toward Planning for Delivering Academic Programs for a Sustainable Future

  • Esra Saleh AlDhaenEmail author
  • Mohamed Mahmood
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)


Higher Education Institutions around the world are facing various challenges with the dynamic market demand and quality assurance standards and regulatory requirements. The higher education sector is in dilemma of what should be the main focus of their operations, research, and community or fulfillment quality requirements and catching up with the ranking system. The similar argument took place by various authors, should HEI develop researcher, innovators, employees, practitioners, or entrepreneurs. The arguments mentioned above lead to one questions do HEIs deliver education in a way that enables a sustainable future? This paper demonstrates various HEIs practices in Bahrain and strategic decisions toward planning for delivering academic programs for a sustainable future, the paper also demonstrates strategic measures and outcomes with summarized facts and figures that enabled the HEIs to develop distinguished graduate with lifelong learning skills that allow sustainable future.


Higher education institutions (HEIs) gulf cooperation council (GCC) Higher education council (HEC) National qualification framework (NQF) Bahrain education and training authority (BQA) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ahlia University of BahrainManamaBahrain
  2. 2.Brunel University LondonLondonUK

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