Impact of Internationalization on Arab Higher Education The Role of Association of Arab Universities
Abdallah Al-Zoubi, Sultan T. Abu-Orabi

Higher education, deeply rooted in the history of the Arab world, is going through an epoch of transition and transformation characterised by poor quality and fragmentation. Universities have endured a series of setbacks manifested in the destitute state of scientific research. Evidence on the performance of Arab higher education show limited impact on socio-economic development. The concept of internationalisation of higher education and how this may present a small window in the path towards modernizing higher education, reforming universities and empowering research and development is described. The Association of Arab Universities has played a pivotal and vital role in the internationalisation of Arab higher education through numerous activities and initiatives that are presented and discussed as a vehicle of dialogue and interlocutor amongst the academic community and political leadership and the elite.

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