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Enhancing higher education in the Middle East and North Africa

Supporting higher education; universities, education ministries and individuals.

Advance HE is renowned throughout the region for its positive contribution to the sector; for over 10 years now, we have been supporting government ministries and universities across the Middle East and North Africa to be the best it can be. 

We deliver our support through professional development programmes and events, Fellowships, awards, student surveys and research, providing strategic change and consultancy services and through membership (including accreditation of teaching and learning, equality charters, knowledge and resources).

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Advance HE Gulf Regional Fellowship Network Launch
5 June 2024

Join our webinar on 5 June 2024, which will highlight the impact of Fellowship for both institutions and individuals throughout the Gulf region. The webinar will feature a panel session with the speakers below, and an invitation to connect with some of the region’s Fellowship networks.

The aim of the networks is to create communities of practice, encouraging staff that are passionate about Teaching & Learning in the Gulf region to come together to share innovations, address sector challenges and support each other along the Fellowship journey.

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The Certificate in Learning and Teaching in HE brought faculty members across university disciplines together to engage in a community of teaching and learning practice. The programme has extended development beyond the 90 participants to facilitating discussions and sharing ideas with colleagues within the wider academic community”

Assistant Professor, Deanship of Academic Development, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia

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How Advance HE can support you

We understand that no two institutions are the same and that is why we use a partnership approach to understand your requirements and develop solutions tailored to your context and goals.

We support you to achieve your strategic goals such as:

  • climbing the world rankings through improvements against key metrics
  • developing your staff to be world-class practitioners
  • developing your graduates to be successful citizens in a 21st-century global landscape
  • recognition for research excellence
  • embedding sustainability in all practices aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • institutional approaches to embedding internationalisation
  • strategic and operational approaches to transnational education.
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Membership of Advance HE

Designed to enable institutional, staff and student success, Advance HE institutional membership packages give you access to world-leading services which will support you in helping you shape your future in today’s highly competitive HE market.

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Consultancy and Enhancement Services

We are solution orientated and strive to enhance organisational performance and drive positive change by bringing people together for sector collaboration, being supportive and enabling, working as an enhancement body and being a critical friend.

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In-house staff development programmes

We work closely with you to deliver high-impact solutions equipping your staff with the required skills, knowledge and confidence to thrive in their roles and to develop their capabilities both individually and collectively.

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Insights and research

Our expert team can provide, qualitative, quantitative or mixed-methods offers, underpinned by sector-wide datasets from our student surveys and our sector-leading higher education statistical reports.

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Project Success Stories

It’s really important to ensure that we continuously develop and enhance teaching. Fellowship is a great way to embed that dynamic approach because it requires staff to constantly reflect on their teaching and to keep looking for
ways to develop it.”

Head of Production and Technical Skills, Sharjah Performing Arts Academy, United Arab Emirates

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Team members

Kristian Rumble

Head of Membership (Global)
Advance HE
Kristian Rumble
As Head of Membership (Global), Kristian’s role involves managing and supporting members in the UK and globally. Kristian has extensive experience of working internationally, having previously worked for Advance HE as International Partnerships Manager, working with governments, organisations, institutions and individuals from around the world, helping them to enhance performance and achieve their goals. With a deep knowledge and understanding of global HE, Kristian has worked collaboratively to expand Advance HE’s reach across the Middle East and North Africa, Europe and parts of Asia.

Ciara Brown

International Partnerships Manager
Advance HE
Ciara Brown
As International Partnerships Manager, Ciara works with national governments, ministries and other organisations across the world to support higher education providers in engaging with Advance HE’s services and enhancing their performance to meet the evolving needs of students and society.
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