This book offers an insight into the complications higher education is currently facing in the Arab world. It discusses whether governance in international higher education is of particular importance in Arab countries when considering their difference in political systems, cultures, interests, concerns and numerous conflicts. Arab society needs more than ever to strengthen its higher education governance in order to meet current challenges and demands. Higher Education Governance in the Arab World includes insights from the real world and is written by international professionals with the aim of providing a spark of hope for a better future with a clearer understanding on how to move forward.
Georges Azzi is Associate Professor at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK). Former Dean of the Faculty of Business and Commercial Sciences, he is currently Head of the Doctoral Commission at the Faculty of Business and Commercial Sciences, and the Vice President for Finance at USEK. Georges is also a member of the Editorial Committee of the Arab Economic and Business Journal (AEBJ), and has to his credit several scientific publications.
1. Introduction; Georges Azzi.- 2. Internationalization and Globalization, and their Effect on Higher Education Institutions in the Arab World; Imad-eddine Hatimi.- 3. "Zero-Based" Governance: A New Model for the Future; Nabil A. Husni.- 4. The Impact of Governance in Higher Education Institutions on Scientific Research in the Arab World; Elie Bouri and Mirine Maalouf.- 5. Governance Reform in Higher Education Institutions in the Arab World: An Institutional Initiative; Shafig Al-Haddad and Ayman Yasin.- 6. Role of Governments in Shaping Governance Higher Education Institutions in the Arab World; Antoine Habchi.- 7. Educational Reform, Privatization and the Challenge of Collaborative Governance in Higher Education in the Arab World; John Willoughby.- 8. The Role of Governance in Promoting Women Presence in Higher Education Institutions in the Arab World; Madonna Salameh and Diala Kozaily.- 9. The Role of Religious Organizations Running Higher Education Institutions in the Arab World in Governance Reform; Georges Azzi.- 10. Conclusion; Georges Azzi.