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Title The Search for Student Outcomes- The dawn of university rankings in the MENA region
Author Richard Garrett, Director and Christopher Hill, Associate Professor - The OBHE; and British University of Dubai


The Observatory’s 2018 theme is student outcomes, defined broadly. Our hypothesis is that robust, rounded outcomes data is very much the exception in higher education around the world, and that this absence is problematic at a time of higher education expansion, cost pressures and government scrutiny. This post looks at university rankings as a possible source of such outcomes data, using the MENA region as an example.

The Times Higher Education MENA Universities Summit will kick off in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on March 18, supported by the Saudi Ministry of Education. This is a sign of growing interest in the trajectory of higher education in the Middle East, a region- positioned in the promotional video for the summit- as blessed with immense natural wealth and striving to invest in human capital.

Date 28/02/2018
Region(s) Africa, Middle East & Gulf States, All Regions
Countries Algeria, Yemen, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia , Qatar, Palestinian Territories, Oman, Lebanon, Kuwait, Jordan, Israel, Iraq, Iran, Bahrain, Morocco, Egypt, International
Theme(s) Transnational Education (TNE) Models

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