Director's Welcome

The Institute of Leadership in Higher Education (ILHE) at the University of Sharjah was established in 2013. Since then the Institute has grown rapidly to offer a M.Sc. degree in Leadership in Health Profession in collaboration with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. The M.Sc. degree is accredited from both the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Ireland Ministry of Education. More than 60 students have enrolled in the M.Sc. degree in Leadership in Health Profession so far. Students of the M.Sc. degree are awarded two certificates. One from the University of Sharjah and the other from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

The M.Sc. degree in Leadership in Health Profession is a highly practical program, which includes case studies, individual and group assignments, presentations, reports, posters, reflections and a change management project. It is designed for health profession education leaders, faculty members, residency program directors, and healthcare workers. It encourages participants to lead the way in new methods of teaching, assessment and evaluation. The focus is on both personal and professional development, through the use of a teaching portfolio which draws on key development and psychometrics through the program.

 The capstone of the program is the dissertation. This is based on the student’s change project which focuses on an area of education relevant to the field of the participant and where there is an opportunity to be innovative. The faculty on the program are international experts in the field of Medical Education and Leadership in Higher Education.

The institute of Leadership in Higher Education (ILHE) also provides modern, up to date training in the full spectrum of the art and science of education and leadership. One of the missions of the institute is to provide expert support for innovation in higher education.

We invite you to visit our dynamic and vibrant Institute and tour the campus in person and observe first hand all that it has to offer.


Prof. Ibrahim Mostafa Kamel
Director of Institute of Leadership in Higher Education