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Mile-High mobility masters

The University of Denver is an innovative research university that is flourishing well away from Massachusetts or California, and is a US champion for global student […]

Can universities rise to the challenges of the 21st century?

Prof Riyad Hamzah takes the helm at the University of Bahrain with an ambitious reform agenda. He tells John O’Leary that others will need to follow […]

President’s ambitions to stand proud on world stage

Becoming president of China’s Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) in 2014 was the culmination of Dr Yu Zhou's lifelong dedication to this important university. He took […]

Still changing after all these years (929 of them)

Francesco Ubertini has been rector of the University of Bologna in Italy since 2015. Here he discusses the challenges of running Europe’s oldest and continuously operating […]

Malaysian higher education soaring upwards

Tony Martin interviews Malaysia’s minister of higher education, Dato' Seri Haji Idris bin Jusoh. The first publication of world university rankings in 2004 caused shock waves […]

Moroccan mountain university aspires to yet greater heights

Sitting high in Morocco’s beautiful Mid Atlas Mountains, yet just an hour’s drive from Fes, Morocco’s second largest city, Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane enjoys a […]
Dr Abood Al Sawafi

A Gulf state ready to step from the educational shadows

Oman is looking outward to fulfil its potential in higher education. Dr Aboud Al Sawafi, vice chancellor of A’ Sharqiyah University, outlines his ambitions for the […]

An academic mission in Pakistan and Africa

Awais Raoof, chairman of governors at the University of Lahore, is also Uganda’s honorary consul. He tells John O’Leary how the two roles can be mutually […]

Enhancing the partnership between universities and the private sector

Dr Haifa Jamal Allail, Effat University president, together with Prof Rainer Speh, Siemens Saudi Arabia chief technology officer, tell Cyrus Tabatabaei how Effat University and Siemens […]

Development and advancement of higher education in Singapore

Many argue that Asia will be the next higher education superpower. Singapore Management University president, Prof Arnoud De Meyer, expresses his viewpoint on this topic, with […]