Director's Welcome

The Institute of Leadership in Higher Education  at the University of Sharjah was established in 2013 and since then it has grown rapidly to offer an MSc program .The MSc program been awarded primary accreditation from Ministry of Higher Education. More than 60 students are currently enrolled in the Institute program.
The MSc program is led by the University of Sharjah and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, by awarding dual Certifications.
The MSc is designed specifically for health profession education leaders and faculty, residency program directors and healthcare workers, to support them in becoming effective teachers, mentors, supervisors and educational leaders.
It is a highly practical program which includes: case studies, individual and group assignments, presentations, reports, posters, reflections and a change management project.
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 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 health profession education.

We invite you to visit our web site, and welcome you to visit and tour our campus in person and observe first hand all that it has to offer. We are confident that once you select one of the institute's professions as your career, you will decide to join the dynamic and vibrant Institute of Leadership in Higher Education.


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