Higher Education Dynamics

Higher Education in Saudi Arabia

Achievements, Challenges and Opportunities

Editors: Smith, Larry, Abouammoh, Abdulrahman (Eds.)

  • The first comprehensive discussion and independent analysis of the university sector in Saudi Arabia
  • The first research-based text analyzing the challenges and opportunities facing Higher Education in Saudi Arabia, and their strategies for future development
  • Provides critical information for anyone involved in international education, business or Middle-East studies
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About this book

This book provides the first academically rigorous description and critical analysis of the Higher Education system in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and of the vision, strategies and policy imperatives for the future development of Saudi universities. The government of Saudi Arabia has recognized in both policy and practice the necessity of developing its university system to world-class standard. Significantly increasing access and participation in Higher Education across a range of traditional and non-traditional disciplines is directly relevant to the future social and economic growth of the country. This book addresses the way in which Saudi Arabia is moving to develop a quality university system that balances the need for students to gain the knowledge, skills and ‘ways of doing’ necessary to operate effectively on the world stage while simultaneously maintaining and demonstrating the fundamental values of the Islamic religion and culture. 

The book provides a description and critical analysis of the key components of the Saudi Higher Education system, and of system-level responses to the challenges and opportunities facing Saudi universities. It is written by a team of Saudi academics and authors of international standing from non-Saudi universities so as to provide both internal and external perspectives on all issues and to place information and ideas in the context of the international Higher Education scene.

Reviews

“This book provides the audience with a detailed overview of Higher Education in Saudi Arabia. … Not only will it benefit policy makers at the ministerial level, but also at the institutional level such as leaders, academics, researchers and students and beyond. … The book, therefore, is highly recommended to whom higher education in Saudi Arabia is a concern.” (Naif Alghamdi, Higher Education, Vol. 69, 2015)

“This book on Saudi higher education analyses not only the achievements but also the problems and concerns in a rigorous yet constructive manner. I strongly recommend the book to all readers who have an interest in the future development of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”

Khalid bin Mohammed Al Ankari, Minister of Higher Education, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Higher Education in Saudi Arabia: Reforms, Challenges and Priorities

    Smith, Larry (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Dreams and Realities: The World-Class Idea and Saudi Arabian Higher Education

    Mazi, Abdulhalem (et al.)

    Pages 13-26

  • Governance in Saudi Higher Education

    Al-Eisa, Einas S. (et al.)

    Pages 27-35

  • The Learning Experiences of Saudi Arabian Higher Education Leadership: Characteristics for Global Success

    Al-Swailem, Omar (et al.)

    Pages 37-47

  • Delivering High-Quality Teaching and Learning for University Students in Saudi Arabia

    Alnassar, Saleh A. (et al.)

    Pages 49-60

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-6320-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9278-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Higher Education in Saudi Arabia
Book Subtitle
Achievements, Challenges and Opportunities
Editors
  • Larry Smith
  • Abdulrahman Abouammoh
Series Title
Higher Education Dynamics
Series Volume
40
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6321-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6321-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6320-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9278-4
Series ISSN
1571-0378
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 194
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