International Universities in the Arab World: What is Their Place?

  • Lisa Anderson
Keywords: American-style universities, international branch campuses, Arab higher education, UAE, Egypt

Abstract

International institutions of higher education—from American-style universities to international branch campuses—have proliferated in the Arab world in the last several decades in response to both increasing demand for university places and declining quality in regional higher education.  But are these institutions really taking root, or are the demands of international recruitment and rankings isolating them from their local and regional communities? 

Author Biography

Lisa Anderson

Lisa Anderson is former president of the American University in Cairo, and senior research fellow at New York University Abu Dhabi.

Published
2017-01-17
How to Cite
Anderson, L. (2017). International Universities in the Arab World: What is Their Place?. International Higher Education, (88), 2-3. https://doi.org/10.6017/ihe.2017.88.9678
Section
Internationalization Trends and Traditions