About Us

Our Services

Edu Alliance is a higher education consultancy firm with offices in the United States and the United Arab Emirates. The founders and its advisory members have assisted higher education institutions on a variety of projects, and many have held senior positions in higher education in the United States and internationally. Our mission is to assist universities, colleges and educational institutions to develop capacity and enhance their effectiveness. Edu Alliance participates in a wide variety of conferences worldwide. If you would like one of our partners or advisors to speak at your event, please contact us at info@edu-alliance.net

International Strategy

Edu Alliance has a unique understanding of higher education worldwide. International students and partnerships are critical for all universities.  We know what’s happening in the international higher educational market ranging from branch campuses, student recruitment, academic partnership and student exchanges. Our insights help you hone-in on the market that gives you your best chance of success.

Executive Search

Quality educational leaders are never easy to identify for an expatriate appointment and Edu Alliance has a unique niche assisting a university in such searches. We have demonstrated success recruiting talented people due to our higher education and local cultural knowledge of the GCC, Middle East, and North Africa. Our Co-Founders and consultants have served as senior university administrators and leaders in the MENA region and North America. They have in-depth experience in recruiting Deans, VPs, Provost and Presidents.

Market Studies

Edu Alliance will gather intelligence on the marketplace, creating for your organization an understanding of the need and future prospects of academic programs, and/or uncovering new market opportunities.  We provide for our clients a vast array of higher educational services including market studies of your institution and competition,  evaluation of market potential for on-campus and distance learning programs, student awareness and perception, expansion of domestic and branch campuses, and student demand studies for future academic programs.


To assure academic programs offered by your institution will meet standards of institutional and program accreditation, Edu Alliance provides independent professional review and support services.  We conduct reviews for institutions, academic programs, student affairs divisions, programs, and services, external programs, other departments and divisions.

Online Learning

According to the latest figures from the National Center for Education Statistics, 31.7% of all US higher education students in 2016 6,290,000 have taken a for-credit online course. That is a 15% increase in 4 years, while overall US enrollment has decreased 7% over the same period of time. Online learning (in all forms and designs) is growing and will continue to do so. It is an area that is rapidly changing from the quality/design of the course, to how it is delivered, to marketing, and to retention. Our team is here to help you grow and improve the quality and the success of your online program.


RSS Edu Alliance Journal

  • Axact CEO Shoaib Shaikh, gets 7-year jail term in fake degrees case
    By Dean Hoke, Managing Partner Edu Alliance Group. and member of the Board of Directors of the United States Distance Learning Association. As many of know for the past 3 ½ years Edu Alliance has been reporting via the traditional news outlets, blogs, and social media on the proliferation of fake degrees and diploma mills […]