This authoritative edited volume examines the drivers of higher education in the Gulf region. It offers insightful analyses and examines contemporary pedagogical, management, strategic, and relevant issues on quality education that confront higher education institutions.

Written by higher education specialists, curriculum developers, and policy makers from diverse international backgrounds, the book analyses issues affecting the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, with a particular focus on Oman and Saudi Arabia. It is divided into regional and non-regional drivers and considers drivers as potent enablers of a management system and educational structure at the intersection of quality education and quality management in higher education. Chapters include discussion of organisational, management, and policy issues including strategic innovation, internationalisation, quality assurance, and global rankings of higher education institutes. The book includes discussion of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic on teaching and learning policies, practices, and programmes.

This book will serve as an essential reference for quality management in higher education institutions in the Gulf, and will be highly relevant reading for academics, researchers, and students of higher education, education management, and quality education in the Gulf region.

part I|82 pages

Regional drivers of quality education

chapter 2|16 pages

Pursuing innovation as a strategy for improving quality of higher education

Challenges and opportunities facing GCC countries

chapter 3|15 pages

A critical insight into the Gulf Higher Education landscape

A National Innovation System would enhance the role of Higher Education as an effective vehicle for developing a Knowledge Economy

chapter 6|3 pages

Quality drivers in Gulf higher education


part II|94 pages

Non-regional drivers of quality education