From Oil to Non-Oil: How are Private Higher Education Institutions Confronting with Quality Issues?

Stuti SAXENA

Abstract


Abstract. Plummeting oil prices have been a cause of concern for Omani economy and the state is strategizing to provide impetus to non-oil sectors. One of the prime sectors which are being given the desired push is that of higher education wherein private sector is being given ample opportunity to further the economy of Oman by contributing towards its human capital. Private higher educational educations in Oman have collaboration with international university partners. However, issues of quality management remain to be addressed. The key contribution of the paper lies in the emphasis on the role and significance of the international university partners in furtherance of quality management in these private higher educational institutions. For the present purpose, four metrics of quality assurance shall be taken into consideration; viz. academic quality, infrastructure, research collaboration and professional development. Document review shall remain the edifice for research evidence.

Keywords. Oman, Internationalization, Higher education, Privatization.

JEL. H52, H75, I00.


Keywords


Oman; Internationalization; Higher education; Privatization.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1453/jsas.v3i4.1064

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