A Path to Enhance University Relevance and Competitiveness in Developing Countries


Higher Education Institutions attempt to remain relevant and competitive through modernizing their teaching, research, and consultancy as well as engaging effectively with society, government and the private sector at all levels. However, attaining these aspirations is a challenge due to multiple issues which include fluctuations in student enrolments, market influences and the strains to fulfil public expectations. Managing these interlocked issues successfully will require setting the future plans of the Institution based on its assets, markets, political and economic issues, customers and competitors. The plans will need to clearly show direction, create measures for success and drive key decisions. This paper presents an interactive process for planning in higher education and developing a practical strategic plan as a road map to determine what an institution aims to become in the future. Hence, providing a framework to facilitate an institution’s vision, mission, values, goals, and strategies to remain relevant and competitive. In addition to managing the implementation procedure to successfully realize the declared objectives.

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Serwan M J Baban, The Presidency of Kurdistan Region, Iraq

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Conference: ECE2023
Stream: Higher education

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Baban S. (2023) A Path to Enhance University Relevance and Competitiveness in Developing Countries ISSN: 2188-1162 The European Conference on Education 2023: Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2188-1162.2023.1
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2188-1162.2023.1

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