Development of the Higher Education System in Kuwait

Aizhan Shomotova, Tatiana Karabchuk

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Following the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #4 on quality education, countries strive to improve their secondary and higher education systems. In the Arab region, for example, international, national and regional organizations apply quality control procedures to evaluate educational outcomes. The regional perspective on education development provides up-to-date information on quality assurance practices and national comparative indicators that contribute to the diffusion of education development globally. However, there is a lack of scholarly studies with a constructive analysis on higher education quality assurance and internationalization, research productivity indexes and other higher education institutional metrics in the Gulf region. Thus, this chapter fills the gap by exploring how the higher education system has been developed in Kuwait in comparison with other higher education systems of the Gulf Cooperation Council. Special focus was made on students’ tertiary enrollment, teaching and research efficiency and internationalization of higher education in the country.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Past, Present, and Future of Higher Education in the Arabian Gulf Region
Subtitle of host publicationCritical Comparative Perspectives in a Neoliberal Era
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781000644098
ISBN (Print)9780367503512
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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