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Becoming a World-Class University - Osama Tayeb

Year 2016


IntroductionRoadmap to Become a World-Class University1 Introduction2 Internationalization in Higher Education3 World-Class University4 Important Considerations Related to World-Class University Status5 Strategies to Achieve World-Class Status6 Infrastructure7 Accreditations8 Admitting Academically Gifted and Able Students9 Scholarships Program for Academically High Performing Graduates10 Graduate Studies Programs11 KAU Research Prizes12 Encouraging Conference Attendance by Academic Staff13 Scientific Research Funding14 Research Groups15 Patents Unit16 Scientific and Academic Chairs17 The International Advisory Board18 Distinguished Scientists Program19 Endowment20 Research Centers21 2015 and Beyond22 ConclusionReferencesInternational Advisory Boards in the World1 Introduction2 International Advisory Board Definition3 Who Should Serve on an International Advisory Board or International Advisory Council?4 IAB/IAC Functions5 Examples of International Advisory Boards/Councils6 International Advisory Board of King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Saudi Arabia6.1 Introduction6.2 IAB Objectives6.3 IAB Members6.4 IAB Meetings7 Examples of International Advisory Boards and International Advisory Councils at Other Universities7.1 International Advisory Council of King Abdullah University for Science and Technology, KSA7.2 International Advisory Board, University of Edinburgh, UK7.3 International Advisory Council of Università Bocconi, Italy7.4 International Advisory Board, University of Oxford, UK7.5 International Advisory Board of Sri Ramaswamy Memorial (SRM) University, India7.6 International Advisory Board of Texas A&M University, USA7.7 Lund University International Advisory Board, Sweden7.8 International Advisory Board of James Cook University, Australia7.9 The International Advisory Board, University of Helsinki, Finland7.10 The International Advisory Board, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), KSA8 Additional Examples of International Advisory Boards and International Advisory Committees8.1 International Advisory Board (IAB) of the Academic Ranking of World Universities, China8.2 International Advisory Committee of UNESCO8.3 International Advisory Council, APCO, Worldwide9 How Can an IAB/IAC Be Effective and Beneficial?10 SummaryAppendixReferencesExcellence as Duty1 Introduction2 Graduates as Drivers of Socio-Economic Development2.1 On Excellence and the Quality of Education2.2 Higher Education2.3 Components of Graduate Quality2.4 Excellence in Higher Education3 Three European Stages and Excellence3.1 Universities in the World3.2 Massification and Excellence in Europe4 Quantum Leaps and Excellence5 Organizing Universities for the Knowledge Economy5.1 Focus on Research-Based Learning5.2 Universities Actively Engage in Entrepreneurship Education for Graduates5.3 Universities, Patents and Start-Ups5.4 Venture Capital and “Free” Zones Around University Industrial Parks5.5 Build Regional Partnerships5.6 Excellence in the Knowledge Economy6 Good Practice and International Advice7 Summary and Conclusion: Excellence RevisitedReferencesExcellence in Education1 Introduction2 Internationalization of University Education and Its Application to Saudi Arabia3 The Role of Religion4 Issues Faced by a Mainstream Saudi University in Internationalization5 Importance for Saudi Students to Understand and Tap World Mega-Trends6 KAU Education7 The Importance of Residential Education8 Student Governance9 A Broad Arts-Science Education as the Foundation10 Professional Education11 Undergraduate Research and Elite Science and Technology Programmes12 Internships13 International Experience14 Internationalized Education Promoting Understanding of Saudi Arabia to the Outside World15 Adaptation of Best Practices Abroad16 Innovation: Linking up Industry, Faculty and Students17 Building National Resilience18 ConclusionReferencesExcellence in Research1 Introduction2 Definition of Research3 What Does Research Excellence Look Like4 The Integration of Research and Teaching in World Leading Universities5 The Role of High Quality Doctoral Research Training6 The Postdoctoral Period and Breaking Through as an Individual Researcher and Principal Investigator7 The Importance of Cross-Disciplinary Research8 The Importance of Competitive Research Funding9 Writing Successful Research Grants10 Research Leadership11 Research Integrity, Handling Research Data and Research Misconduct12 From Research to Innovation and Enterprise13 Five Key Actions for KAU to Enhance Research Performance14 Summary and ConclusionsReferencesExcellence in Serving Society and Mankind1 Introduction2 The Third Mission3 Why Is the Third Mission Important?4 Various Ways to Serve Society5 Measuring Societal Interaction6 Strategy and Incentives for Interaction7 The Role of the IAB8 ConclusionReferencesExcellence in Strategic Planning1 Introduction2 Designing the Planning Process2.1 General Remarks2.2 Pitfalls in the Process of Strategic Planning2.3 How to Begin a Strategic Planning Process Within a University?2.4 Design of the Planning Process3 Examples of Strategy Models for Universities3.1 Historic Perspective3.2 The Research-Intensive University and Its Strategies (Humboldt Model)3.3 The Strategic Concept of an Entrepreneurial University3.4 The University as a Knowledge Enterprise in an Innovation-Driven Society4 What Is Excellence in Strategic Planning?5 SummaryReferencesExcellence in Innovation and Knowledge Economy1 Introduction2 R&D and Innovation to Overcome the Middle-Income Trap2.1 Comparative Perspectives for the Middle-Income Trap2.2 The Key Role of R&D, Innovation, and Education3 Best Practices to Be an Innovation and Knowledge Economy3.1 Best Practices to Foster Entrepreneurship3.1.1 Techno-Entrepreneurship3.1.2 Venture Capital3.1.3 Entrepreneurship Culture3.2 Best Practices for Mission-Oriented Programs and Mega Projects3.2.1 Mission-Oriented Programs3.2.2 Large-Scale Mega Projects3.3 Best Practices for Research Quality Based Stimulation3.3.1 Performance-Based Funding Schemes for Universities3.3.2 Performance-Based Funding Schemes for Researchers3.3.3 Performance-Based Funding Schemes for Firms3.4 Best Practices for Supporting the Innovation System with R&D Awareness3.4.1 Diffusing the Penetration of R&D Culture in Researchers3.4.2 Diffusing the Penetration of R&D Culture in Society4 Recommendations for Excellence in Innovation to Escape the Middle-Income Trap5 Policy Advice to Improve Innovation Excellence in Saudi Arabia6 ConclusionsReferencesExcellence in International Cooperation1 Introduction2 Cooperation3 International and University Cooperation4 Multicultural Experiences Gained by Studying Abroad and Creativity4.1 Studying Abroad and the Data4.2 Creativity4.3 Multicultural Experiences and Creative Thinking5 Best Practice5.1 International Cooperation in Saudi Higher Education5.1.1 KAU Administration of International Agreements5.2 International Cooperation at the University of Copenhagen5.2.1 International Cooperation: Policy and Application5.2.2 Research Collaboration and University Partners5.2.3 The University of Copenhagen's Research and Innovation Council5.3 Fulbright Scholarship Program5.3.1 The Fulbright Program5.3.2 Programs and Grants5.3.3 Benefits of the Program6 ConclusionsReferencesChange Towards Excellence1 Introduction2 The Times Are Changing, and so Are Universities2.1 Internal Change2.2 External (to the University) Change2.3 Converting and Adapting External Change into Change Within the University3 Strategies for Excellence3.1 Elements3.2 No Copycat. Differentiation Is the Name of the Game3.3 The University Owns the Strategy3.4 Supporting the Development of a Strategy4 Strategic Positions on Education4.1 Goals and Means4.2 Goals4.3 Means5 Strategic Positions on Research5.1 Research for Publications5.2 Research Supporting the Quality of Education6 Strategy on Community Engagement7 Strategies on Partnerships7.1 Region to University Interaction7.2 International Partnerships with Other Universities8 Implementation8.1 Measurement8.2 Incentives8.3 Balanced Score Cards9 Concluding RemarksReferences
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