Edu Alliance regularly provides education commentary to global media outlets.  We produce a Blog called the Edu Alliance Journal as well as Higher Ed Without Borders a podcast series dedicated to education professionals worldwide. Additionally, our team speaks at conferences and events worldwide.


Media Coverage


Successful Strategies for US Universities to Recruit International Students: CXO Outlook May 24, 2023 by Dean Hoke

Understanding Why Few Americans Students Study Abroad?: The Evolllution April 18, 2023 by Dean Hoke


Why Should Universities in MENA Region Focus on Market Research?: Higher Education Digest October 30, 2021 by Dr. Senthil Nathan 

B School Opportunities  in the Middle East: Higher Education Digest: June 1, 2021 by Dean Hoke

How the pandemic accelerated the Gulf’s edtech revolution: May 27, 2021 by Alicia Buller featuring Dr. Senthil Nathan


The Middle East Needs a World-Class Blended Learning University: Higher Education Digest: October 14, 2020 by Dr. Senthil Nathan

International Enrollment in the United States will experience a major decline due to COVID-19: Edu Alliance Journal: June 29, 2020 by Dean Hoke

Next Steps for Online Learning Courses: Measuring Learning, Prevent Cheating: Al Fanar Media: May 26, 2020 by Burton Bollag

Where Does Higher Education Go from Here?: Al Fanar Media: May 11, 2020 Opinion Piece by Dr. Senthil Nathan

Increase Enrollment – Seize the Day: Policy Insight: April 8, 2020 by Dr. Cheryl King (Member of Edu Alliance Advisory Council)

Building Faculty for the Future: Edu Alliance Journal: March 9, 2020 by Dr. Chet Haskell 

Emirates’ Strong Research Growth is Charted by New Study: Al Fanar Media: February 13, 2020 by Benjamin Plackett

United Arab Emirates woos scientists with new visa: Chemical and Engineering News:  February 10, 2020 by Benjamin Plackett 

Growing a President – A Personal Journey, the path less traveled: Edu Alliance Journal: February 10, 2020 by Tom Davisson


College Administrators Answer: “What Keeps You Awake at Night” Edu Alliance Journal: July 16, 2019 Opinion Piece by Dean Hoke

The Views You May Use   106.2 FM Dubai March 26, 2019 Interview of Dr. Senthil Nathan 


Top US visa official plays down ‘scary’ Trump rhetoric and urges UAE students to study in America: The National: September 18,  2018 

Strengthening Mexican public service education and governmental capacity through international affiliation : Journal of Public Affairs Education: March 6, 2018: by Dr. Chet Haskell & Guillermo Hernandez

Academic accreditation, quality and meeting student needs: Al Fanar Media; February 8, 2018 Opinion article by Dr. Chet Haskell

Up to 15% annual growth in enrolment for Masters programmes: Gulf News; February 3, 2018 by Samihah Zaman

Majority of delegates expect value for money in public-private partnerships: The Gulf Today; January 16, 2018 by Matovu Abdallah Twaha

Number of UAE students choosing to study in US drops, report shows: The National; January 1, 2018 by Roberta Pennington


UAE Universities to be rated in bid to boost quality: The National; December 13, 2017 by Roberta Pennington

Prestige and the weak pound draw wealthy Arabs to UK schools: Arab News; August 13, 2017 by Alicia Buller

Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030; Universities are the Key Business Voice; Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce; May 22, 2017

RAS AL KHAIMAH tightens rules for free zone universities The National; May 20, 2017 by Melanie Swan

Unfriendly US Policies Toward Arab Region Threaten Student Flows Al Fanar Media; April 13, 2017 by Dean Hoke


Bold Move: merger of three UAE universities QS News; November 8, 2016 by QS Asia

UAE Higher Education: The Struggle for Quality Al Fanar Media; September 22, 2016 by Burton Bollag

The virtues of management by walking around The National; September 3, 2016 by Dean Hoke

UAE University to admit non-Emirati students for first time The National; August 10, 2016 by Melanie Swan

Study calls quality of UAE’s higher education into question The National; July 27, 2016 by Melanie Swan

NYUAD graduates work to set themselves apart from the rest The National; May 16, 2016 by Melanie Swan

UAE’s Dh 100m reading fund will help boost literacy, say experts The National; May 3, 2016 by Melanie Swan & Roberta Pennington

UAE Educators gives cautious welcome to Ministry merger The National; February 9, 2016 by Melanie Swan & Nadeem Hanif


More Arab Region Universities Offer Blended Learning US News and World Report; November 10, 2015 by Anayat Durrani

Why 25 UAE Colleges Will Close by 2025 English Version Al Fanar; October 4, 2015 by Dean Hoke

UAE Universities must take charge of their own futures The National; September 30, 2015 by Dean Hoke

It’s Time to Shut Down Fake Universities  Al Fanar; May 31, 2015 by Dean Hoke

A Degree of Illegitimacy: 999 Magazine UAE Ministry of Interior; April 10, 2015 by Paige Aarhus

Abu Dhabi University seeking US accreditation to raise standardsThe National; April 8, 2015 by Melanie Swan

Omani students banned from two UAE universities. The National; February 26, 2015 by Salam Al Amir

World’s Largest University is Scamming Students, Investigation Reveals The Chronicle of Higher Education & Al Fanar; February 25, 2015 by Benjamin Plackett

UAE Students warned against fake university coursesThe National; January 31, 2015 by Melanie Swan