The higher education landscape is shifting across the world, and the next generation of university leaders require a unique set of skills to negotiate this change.
The traditional university model is being challenged by increasing student migration, disruptive technologies, and an increasingly competitive market-driven economy. The higher education sector has become truly global, with Academics moving internationally to enhance their careers.
Today’s university leaders must be able to create and demonstrate fiscal as well as academic value for stakeholders. An increasing focus on international collaboration and industry partnerships requires higher education leaders to be commercially savvy and politically agile.
The Middle East’s higher education landscape continues to develop rapidly. With competition for student numbers, accreditation of courses, world class academic research and teaching, technology transfer, quality assurance, policy development, funding, and increasing regulatory requirements, securing internationally experienced and politically agile leaders is the key to succeeding in the region.
Working closely with government entities, public and private institutions Odgers Berndtson’s Middle East education team supports talent acquisition strategies locally, regionally and internationally together with our Global Education Team, identifying and relocating talent across borders.