Towards a New Generation of Engaged Universities:
The Need to Act, Adapt and Transform

16th – 18thApril, 2024 | The Address Dubai Mall, Dubai - UAE


List of Exhibitors

The Center for Learning Innovations and Customized Knowledge Solutions (CLICKS) has a decade of experience working across the region and beyond in helping higher educational institutions of all types address strategic issues pertinent to governance, quality assurance, teaching and learning, strategy formulation, technology integration among others.
In line with its six areas of expertise
1) Leadership development and Governance
2) Strategy Development
3) Quality Assurance and Accreditation
4) Innovative Learning and Teaching
5) Research
6) Student Support and Academic Advising

CLICKS has been involved in training and consulting for over 180 higher education institutions and has developed a robust portfolio of professional development programs ranging from webinars, short courses and workshops to certificate programs. In addition, to its diverse range of industry specific fit-for- purpose consultancy services.

CLICKS works with several international partners to deliver its programs and services. In addition, the center is actively engaged in establishing dynamic platforms where people come together to discuss issues of relevance to the sector; this includes the establishment of the MENA Higher Education Leadership Forum and the MENA Association of University Presidents in 2013, the initiation of the In-conversation with CLICKS virtual panels in 2020, The Zairi International Awards for Excellence in Higher Education in 2021 among others.

Coursera is the global online learning platform that offers anyone, anywhere access to online courses and degrees from world-class universities and companies. Coursera partners with more than 275 leading universities and companies to bring flexible, affordable, job-relevant online learning to individuals and organizations worldwide. We offer a range of learning opportunities— from hands-on projects and courses to job-ready certificates and degree programs.

Connect Curriculum to Careers
• Equip students with in-demand job skills that drive employability.
• Enhance curricula with world-class content and hands-on experiences
• Improve career readiness and prepare graduates with job-based learning
• Enable faculty with supplementary content and promote blended learning
• Increase student capacity without increasing infrastructure costs
• Attract new students with a stronger global reputation

Advance HE is a member-led, sector-owned charity that works with institutions and higher education across the world to improve higher education for staff, students and society.

Our strategic goals to enhance confidence and trust in HE, address systemic inequalities and advance education to meet the evolving needs of students and society, supports the work of our members and the HE sector.

We are experts in higher education with a particular focus on enhancing teaching and learning, effective governance, leadership development and tackling inequalities through our equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) work.

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

Using our expertise and sharing best practice, we work with our network of global associates and partners, and with people, providers and systems around the world to understand contexts and challenges, and deliver solutions. It is our people and the people we help that really make us who we are.

Cengage is a global education and technology company built for learners. Cengage’s products and services create learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. Cengage is united by a single belief that every student has the potential to be unstoppable. Confident students are successful learners, so Cengage designs tools that keep them moving toward their goals.

QAA is the independent UK quality assurance agency that safeguards standards and quality in higher education; it is the only body officially recognised to undertake independent assessments and evaluations across the four UK nations which are used by all four national bodies to inform regulatory decision making. QAA works across the UK and internationally to raise standards and quality of higher education.

In the UK, QAA maintains the UK Quality Code for Higher Education, externally reviews higher education providers, and develops training, guidance, and events to assist providers to enhance the education they deliver.

Beyond the UK, QAA has more than 20 years’ experience of assuring and developing higher education quality to support the development of quality assurance systems worldwide. QAA has reviewed UK transnational higher education provision in more than 45 countries and has been commissioned  to continue this work until at least 2026.

Specifically for non-UK providers, QAA reviews and reports on the quality of their higher education and courses through its International Quality Review (IQR) method.

International Quality Review offers opportunities for institutions to:

  • Demonstrate that their quality assurance systems conform to international standards (ESG Part 1)
  • Evaluate and improve their quality assurance systems
  • Demonstrate that their quality assurance processes are effective and comparable with international best practices

QAA is a member of ENQA, INQAAHE, associate members of APQN, and is registered on the European Quality Assurance Register (EQAR)

Since its establishment in 1995, ZEvA has been on the forefront of quality assurance of teaching and learning in higher education. ZEvA was the first agency for quality assurance founded in Germany, the first to establish an accreditation procedure and the first agency to be accredited. From the beginning, ZEvA has been active in national and international networks for quality assurance in higher education, such as the Joint Quality Initiative and the
European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA). Since its transformation into a foundation under public law, ZEvA has continued to widen its range, establish new kinds of procedures and offering its services nationally and internationally.

Today, ZEvA’s range of services includes programme and system accreditation in Germany, evaluation, international accreditations on a programme and institutional level, institutional audits, certification and validation of educational offerings, as well as consultations and seminars in the area of teaching and learning in higher education. All activities of ZEvA that pertain to quality assurance in higher education are carried out in line with the European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG) in their current version.

Emerald Publishing is one of the world’s leading digital first publishers, commissioning, curating and showcasing research that can make a real difference.

Emerald was founded in 1967 by Prof. Keith Howard who was Chief Executive or Chairman of Emerald Group (Holdings) Limited 1967 – 2021. His goal was to disseminate knowledge and link scientific research to benefits for the community.

We work with thousands of universities and business schools across the world to share knowledge and provoke the kind of debate that leads to positive change. We are a family business passionate about people and doing things differently.

For over 50 years, championing fresh thinking has been at the heart of the Emerald business. Our goal is to help those in academia or people in practice work together to make a positive change in the real world.
Therefore, we are delighted to be a founding signatory of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) Publishers Compact, publishing books and journals that will help inform, develop, and inspire action toward a better society and creating Real Impact.