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


Sponsors & Supporters

Gold Sponsor

Minerva® is a pioneer in educational transformation. We partner with leading institutions and organizations to design learning innovation strategies, and develop customized learning programs. Our programs are based on four pillars: 1) skills-focused curricula, 2) evidence- based pedagogy, 3) outcomes-driven assessment, and 4) technology-enabled delivery.

Founded in 2012 by Ben Nelson, Minerva’s mission is nurturing critical wisdom for the sake of the world. Minerva began with a clear and audacious vision: build the best university in the world, using first principles to reinvent the entire higher education model. Today, Minerva University is recognized as the most selective and the most innovative university in the world. Minerva continues its mission to reform the general education system through its partnerships with universities globally.

Silver Sponsor

McGraw Hill is a leading global education company that partners with millions of educators, learners and professionals around the world. Recognizing their diverse needs, we build trusted content, flexible tools and powerful digital platforms to help them achieve success on their own terms. Through our commitment to equity,
accessibility and inclusion, we foster a culture of belonging that respects and reflects the diversity of the communities, learners and educators we serve. McGraw Hill has over 40 offices across North America, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and South America, and makes its learning solutions for PreK-12, higher education, professionals and others available in more than 80 languages. Visit us at or find us on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter.

Silver Sponsor

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

Bronze Sponsor

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.

Bronze Sponsor

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.

Bronze Sponsor

Student success at scale; with timely, ethical learning support.

Universities around the world partner with Studiosity to help deliver ethical, scaled academic and peer services in order to reach student success targets. Robust policy, an evidence-led approach, collaboration with HE, and student-centric service development make Studiosity the global leader in online study success solutions.

Your students get formative feedback in minutes, to improve their own cognitive skills, to become better writers and stronger graduates. Whole-cohort and whole-of-institution impact is possible only with the scale,efficacy, and transparency offered by a Studiosity partnership.

More than 25 studies show that Studiosity is associated with key student success metrics, including grades, self-confidence, satisfaction, wellbeing, and retention. Universities are measurably increasing key student success metrics, with a service that is underpinned by unique quality assurances, our Academic Advisory Board, DVC Group, QA teams, and Student Advisory Group.

Bronze Sponsor

Wiley, a global leader in research and education, has been at the forefront of empowering discovery and learning for over two centuries. Our diverse portfolio, which includes books, journals, and cutting-edge digital learning platforms, caters to a wide range of academic and professional fields. We specialize in scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly research, enhancing teaching and fostering learning. Wiley stands out in its commitment to reskilling and upskilling talent across various industries, addressing the evolving needs of the global workforce. Through collaborations with leading educational institutions and societies, we drive progress and innovation in knowledge dissemination. Wiley’s dedication to accessibility ensures that learners and educators worldwide have the resources they need to succeed. Discover how we are shaping the future of education and professional development at Wiley. Connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook or X (Twitter).


Workshop Sponsor

Ellucian is the market leader charting the digital future of higher education with a portfolio of cloud-ready technology solutions and services. From student recruitment to workforce analytics; from fundraising opportunities to alumni engagement; Ellucian’s comprehensive suite of data-rich tools gives colleges and universities the information they need to lead with confidence.

Working with a community of more than 2,700 customers in over 60 countries and serving more than 26 million students, Ellucian keeps innovating as higher education keeps evolving. Drawing on its comprehensive higher education business acumen and suite of services, Ellucian guides its customers through manageable, sustainable digital transformation—so that every type of institution and student can thrive in today’s fast-changing landscape.

Approximately 100 universities across the Middle East utilise Ellucian products to positively impact over 1 million students daily. To find out how to empower your institution to meet today and tomorrow’s higher education needs across your entire campus, visit Ellucian at

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

The growing dynamism on the international scene of the institutions and associations of higher education of the host country is a sign of the great interest in organizing a world-class meeting that allows projecting the diversity and quality of the academic offer and establishing a dialogue with the participants about the current challenges and trends in international education both in the region and in the world.

The company mission is the development and the qualification of organization in Saudi Arabia in organizational excellence and providing consulting solutions through qualified competencies in accordance with best practices.

Major customers of the company are Human Resources and Social Development Ministry, the Saudi Electricity Company, and main non for-profit organizations in Saudi Arabia. The headquarters company is in Riyad, Saudi Arabia


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.