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Main Conference: 20 - 21 November | Workshop: 19 & 22 November
Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre,
Dubai, UAE

Higher Education MENA

Improving higher education for greater relevance across labour markets, economies and generations

Higher Education MENA focuses on improving the quality of higher education in the region by uniting institution leadership, regulators, investors and solution providers to explore how they can leverage technologies, strategies and management models to ensure world-class teaching and research. Bringing together the entire higher education sector including universities, colleges, vocational and technical training centres and online education providers, this is a pivotal event for industry leaders seeking high-level dialogue and strategies to shape the industry as the region works towards becoming a world class education hub.

Agenda at a glance

Creating a dynamic regional higher education ecosystem for improved global competitiveness
The expectations of the higher education institution in a knowledge economy
Focusing on how to align higher education to national & regional economic and social needs

A part of EdEx MENA

The region's largest platform dedicated to the private education industry

Higher Education MENA is a part of #EdEx MENA, which hosts 4 other focussed events on Education Investment, EdTech, K-12 Leaders Forum & Special Education Needs.



Meet higher education leaders from the region and beyond who are leading the change in higher education for improved graduate outcomes


Discover new business contacts from universities, colleges, vocational training centres, professional education, Ministries, regulators, online education providers, curriculum developers & technology providers


Learn about the latest in education technology and curriculum development to position your institution ahead of the pack


Participate in roundtable and panel discussions and get insights from your peers on best practice in improving education delivery in the region


Hear from international and regional speakers on global best practice in ensuring robust higher education ecosystems


Network with your peers in our improved informal networking forums including our Hosted Networking and Pre-Event Mixers


Ministries & Authorities
  • Education & Higher Education
  • Labour
  • Skills
  • Accreditation
Higher Educators
  • University
  • College
  • Vocational & Technical Training
  • Professional Education
  • Online Educators
Professional Service Providers
  • Staff Development
  • Management
  • Financial
  • Legal
Solution Providers
  • EdTech Providers
  • Student Accommodation Providers
  • Education Cities
Consulting and Advisory
  • Research Organisations
  • Curriculum Advisors


Get a glimpse at the insightful conferences, practical seminars and countless networking opportunities as they unfolded at EdEx MENA 2016. 

Watch our video to get a taste of what captivated our audience last year and what you can expect this year.


Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre

Airport Road, PO Box 10001, Dubai, United Arab Emirates