Policy Implications for Government and Higher Education in Pursuing Innovation

  • Khaliq Ahmad, Arif Hassan
  • July 2006, Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • DOI: 10.1109/picmet.2006.296628

Innovation management and focus on higher education through research

What is it about?

It is a policy directive supposed to be set by the government, which is often a major source of funding for educational needs in our country. The extent to which higher education institutions are engaged in research and development activities has a key role in determining the status and the quality of these institutions.

Why is it important?

This is inevitable in today's institutions of higher learning especially funded by tax payers' money. Otherwise higher education institutions would find it difficult to finance their activities including research and innovation. If not the contribution, which they make to economic and social development will be futile.


Professor Khaliq Ahmad bin Mohamad
Qassim University

To achieve these the policy prescriptions for the institutions count on their strength based on the following important aspects. • Institutional history and development • Research experience, capability and capacity • HE system and role of individual HEIs (Higher Education Institutions) in contributing to wealth creation. However the Higher Education Institutions today have no choice but to address the contemporary challenges to compete for survival.

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The following have contributed to this page: Professor Khaliq Ahmad bin Mohamad