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Director's Welcome

Under the patronage of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council member, Ruler of Sharjah and President of the University of Sharjah (UoS), the Institute of Leadership in Higher Education (ILHE) at the University of Sharjah was established in 2013. Inspired by his highness's vision to create a hub for excellence in higher education, teaching and research in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the region, the ILHE offers training courses and workshops in educational leadership within the UoS and beyond.

Through the various training courses and workshops, graduate programs and external collaboration the ILHE is one of the engines of research and development within the University of Sharjah. Collaboration with national and international institutions is a vital component of our mandate. Therefore, the ILHE welcomes any proposals in this regard.

At the core of our mission is to establish mechanisms to fulfill the excellence in higher education and maintain the leadership position of the University of Sharjah in the region. Therefore, we are currently working on the development of a Master program of Leadership in Higher Education, which will be designed for leaders in higher education across all disciplines with the overarching goal of preparing the next generation of professional leaders in the areas of higher education and the corresponding research.

The missions and mandates of the ILHE are tailored such that we provide world-class services within the respective scope. Through a series of workshops, events and activities the ILHE provides high tech, state-of-the-art training in the science, skills and tools of education and leadership. Every year, hundreds of UoS employees are exposed to these cost-free training courses throughout the year.

We invite you to visit our institute, tour the campus in person, and observe first hand all that it has to offer. Moreover, we welcome any international and national collaboration proposals. You can learn more about the ILHE through these web pages. We encourage you to check back frequently for current news, upcoming events and workshops which you are welcome to attend and participate in!
If you have questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact our staff for more information.

Prof. Maher Omar
Director of Institute of Leadership in Higher Education