Innovation, Change and Sustainability in Syrian Higher Education: Joint European Tempus Project Quality University Management and Institutional Autonomy (QUMIA)

Syria represents a society in transition, where a fundamental change is taking place. This change concerns economic, industrial and societal transformation and last but not least those of Syria's educational system, particularly regarding its higher education. This book keeps records of the Tempus project Quality University Management and Institutional Autonomy and its outcomes in terms of a best practice model through an externally proven evaluation. The theoretical contributions contain a multitude of references to relevant literature, such as questions of accreditation, functions and design of universities' mission statement as well as the implementation of quality management and evaluation in higher education institutions. Furthermore, the book refers to fundamental cognitions and experiences in adaption of international standards towards a dynamically changing higher education landscape in Syria.