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University Management: How to Remain Relevant and Competitive

Title: University Management
Subtitle: How to Remain Relevant and Competitive
Subject Classification: Education, Corporate Governance 
BIC Classification: JNM
BISAC Classification: EDU034000, EDU015000
Binding: Hardback, ebook, pp.280
Publication date: 22nd March 2024
ISBN (Hardback): 978-1-80441-590-0
ISBN (ebook): 978-1-80441-591-7


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The book provides a progressive approach to the governance and management of Universities and other Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). It sets out key measures for remaining relevant and competitive, and in proactively and effectively fulfilling their role in nurturing and developing market-ready graduates who will be significant contributors to the economy, and aid the development of society. 

The book deals with strategic and operational management of HEIs, and proposes approaches to achieve excellence in higher education.  Part of this approach to excellence is a focus on the knowledge and skills needed for graduate employability, as well as preparing graduates for the new realities of nation building, wealth creation, market demands and competition. The book also addresses the academic workforce, with guidance on planning, workloads and management. In addition to providing the essential tools to maintain high academic standards and deliver salient teaching and research, these include quality assurance, international benchmarking and accreditation.

This book will be an important reference source for Vice Chancellors, Presidents, Trustees, Provosts and Deans, and Heads of Academic Departments; and researchers, and practitioners in leadership, management and policy making positions within the field of higher education; as well as investors in Private HEIs.


Authors: Prof. Serwan M J Baban is the Chief Scientific Advisor to the President of Kurdistan Region, Iraq. He served in a similar position at the Council of Ministers, Kurdistan Regional Government, Iraq. He was the Vice Chancellor of Cihan Group Universities preceding that he had the position of Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources and prior to that he was the Vice Chancellor, University of Kurdistan Hawler (UKH). Previous to these, he held posts of Professor, Head of School and Dean in Universities in the UK, the Caribbean, and Australia. He has published extensively and holds several Fellowships from international organizations.

Dr Tahseen Rafik is Dean Emeritus at the Global College of Engineering & Technology in Wales. A highly experienced academic leader, he has more than 20 years’ experience in executive leadership, senior management and quality assurance auditor roles in the UK and the Middle East.


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