Becoming a World-Class University

Roadmap to Become a World-Class UniversityIntroductionInternationalization in Higher EducationWorld-Class UniversityImportant Considerations Related to World-Class University StatusStrategies to Achieve World-Class StatusInfrastructureAccreditationsAdmitting Academically Gifted and Able StudentsScholarships Program for Academically High Performing GraduatesGraduate Studies ProgramsKAU Research PrizesEncouraging Conference Attendance by Academic StaffScientific Research FundingResearch GroupsPatents UnitScientific and Academic ChairsThe International Advisory BoardDistinguished Scientists ProgramEndowmentResearch Centersand BeyondConclusionInternational Advisory Boards in the WorldIntroductionInternational Advisory Board DefinitionWho Should Serve on an International Advisory Board or International Advisory Council?IAB/IAC FunctionsExamples of International Advisory Boards/CouncilsInternational Advisory Board of King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Saudi ArabiaIntroductionIAB ObjectivesIAB MembersIAB MeetingsExamples of International Advisory Boards and International Advisory Councils at Other UniversitiesInternational Advisory Council of King Abdullah University for Science and Technology, KSAInternational Advisory Board, University of Edinburgh, UKInternational Advisory Council of Università Bocconi, ItalyInternational Advisory Board, University of Oxford, UKInternational Advisory Board of Sri Ramaswamy Memorial (SRM) University, IndiaInternational Advisory Board of Texas A&M University, USALund University International Advisory Board, SwedenInternational Advisory Board of James Cook University, AustraliaThe International Advisory Board, University of Helsinki, FinlandThe International Advisory Board, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), KSAAdditional Examples of International Advisory Boards and International Advisory CommitteesInternational Advisory Board (IAB) of the Academic Ranking of World Universities, ChinaInternational Advisory Committee of UNESCOInternational Advisory Council, APCO, WorldwideHow Can an IAB/IAC Be Effective and Beneficial?SummaryAppendixReferencesExcellence as DutyIntroductionGraduates as Drivers of Socio-Economic DevelopmentOn Excellence and the Quality of EducationHigher EducationComponents of Graduate QualityExcellence in Higher EducationThree European Stages and ExcellenceUniversities in the WorldMassification and Excellence in EuropeQuantum Leaps and ExcellenceOrganizing Universities for the Knowledge EconomyFocus on Research-Based LearningUniversities Actively Engage in Entrepreneurship Education for GraduatesUniversities, Patents and Start-UpsVenture Capital and “Free” Zones Around University Industrial ParksBuild Regional PartnershipsExcellence in the Knowledge EconomyGood Practice and International AdviceSummary and Conclusion: Excellence RevisitedReferencesExcellence in EducationIntroductionInternationalization of University Education and Its Application to Saudi ArabiaThe Role of ReligionIssues Faced by a Mainstream Saudi University in InternationalizationImportance for Saudi Students to Understand and Tap World Mega-TrendsKAU EducationThe Importance of Residential EducationStudent GovernanceA Broad Arts-Science Education as the FoundationProfessional EducationUndergraduate Research and Elite Science and Technology ProgrammesInternshipsInternational ExperienceInternationalized Education Promoting Understanding of Saudi Arabia to the Outside WorldAdaptation of Best Practices AbroadInnovation: Linking up Industry, Faculty and StudentsBuilding National ResilienceConclusionReferencesExcellence in ResearchIntroductionDefinition of ResearchWhat Does Research Excellence Look LikeThe Integration of Research and Teaching in World Leading UniversitiesThe Role of High Quality Doctoral Research TrainingThe Postdoctoral Period and Breaking Through as an Individual Researcher and Principal InvestigatorThe Importance of Cross-Disciplinary ResearchThe Importance of Competitive Research FundingWriting Successful Research GrantsResearch LeadershipResearch Integrity, Handling Research Data and Research MisconductFrom Research to Innovation and EnterpriseFive Key Actions for KAU to Enhance Research PerformanceSummary and ConclusionsReferencesExcellence in Serving Society and MankindIntroductionThe Third MissionWhy Is the Third Mission Important?Various Ways to Serve SocietyMeasuring Societal InteractionStrategy and Incentives for InteractionThe Role of the IABConclusionReferencesExcellence in Strategic PlanningIntroductionDesigning the Planning ProcessGeneral RemarksPitfalls in the Process of Strategic PlanningHow to Begin a Strategic Planning Process Within a University?Design of the Planning ProcessExamples of Strategy Models for UniversitiesHistoric PerspectiveThe Research-Intensive University and Its Strategies (Humboldt Model)The Strategic Concept of an Entrepreneurial UniversityThe University as a Knowledge Enterprise in an Innovation-Driven SocietyWhat Is Excellence in Strategic Planning?SummaryReferencesExcellence in Innovation and Knowledge EconomyIntroductionR&D and Innovation to Overcome the Middle-Income TrapComparative Perspectives for the Middle-Income TrapThe Key Role of R&D, Innovation, and EducationBest Practices to Be an Innovation and Knowledge EconomyBest Practices to Foster EntrepreneurshipTechno-EntrepreneurshipVenture CapitalEntrepreneurship CultureBest Practices for Mission-Oriented Programs and Mega ProjectsMission-Oriented ProgramsLarge-Scale Mega ProjectsBest Practices for Research Quality Based StimulationPerformance-Based Funding Schemes for UniversitiesPerformance-Based Funding Schemes for ResearchersPerformance-Based Funding Schemes for FirmsBest Practices for Supporting the Innovation System with R&D AwarenessDiffusing the Penetration of R&D Culture in ResearchersDiffusing the Penetration of R&D Culture in SocietyRecommendations for Excellence in Innovation to Escape the Middle-Income TrapPolicy Advice to Improve Innovation Excellence in Saudi ArabiaConclusionsReferencesExcellence in International CooperationIntroductionCooperationInternational and University CooperationMulticultural Experiences Gained by Studying Abroad and CreativityStudying Abroad and the DataCreativityMulticultural Experiences and Creative ThinkingBest PracticeInternational Cooperation in Saudi Higher EducationKAU Administration of International AgreementsInternational Cooperation at the University of CopenhagenInternational Cooperation: Policy and ApplicationResearch Collaboration and University PartnersThe University of Copenhagen's Research and Innovation CouncilFulbright Scholarship ProgramThe Fulbright ProgramPrograms and GrantsBenefits of the ProgramConclusionsReferencesChange Towards ExcellenceIntroductionThe Times Are Changing, and so Are UniversitiesInternal ChangeExternal (to the University) ChangeConverting and Adapting External Change into Change Within the UniversityStrategies for ExcellenceElementsNo Copycat. Differentiation Is the Name of the GameThe University Owns the StrategySupporting the Development of a StrategyStrategic Positions on EducationGoals and MeansGoalsMeansStrategic Positions on ResearchResearch for PublicationsResearch Supporting the Quality of EducationStrategy on Community EngagementStrategies on PartnershipsRegion to University InteractionInternational Partnerships with Other UniversitiesImplementationMeasurementIncentivesBalanced Score CardsConcluding RemarksReferences
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