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

16th – 18thApril, 2024 | Kempinski Central Avenue (Formerly the Address Dubai Mall), Dubai, UAE

MENA HELF 2015 Objectives

The forum has the following main objectives revolving around the importance of innovation in helping transform, reshape, enable and spur the development of Higher Education in the 21st century:

  • To promote and develop a global mindset in leaders and institutions of higher education that embraces innovation and entrepreneurship at all levels and across all functions of the institution.
  • To investigate various innovations and trends and how these can help shape the future of HE in the MENA Region.
  • To discuss how higher education contributes to today’s knowledge based economy and how university-based innovation and entrepreneurship is nurtured in an era driven by creativity and innovation.
  • To present and debate various frameworks and strategies for integrating innovation in higher education in the MENA region; discuss challenges and propose strategies on how they can be overcome.
  • To examine how innovation contributes and supports the achievement and sustainability of excellence in higher education for the MENA region.
  • To discuss the role of entrepreneur leaders in cultivating and driving an institutional climate of innovation and creativity.