In recent years, GCC has emerged as a regional alliance of strategic importance, economic potential and constant growth. The UAE for instance has consistent been growing around 4% even in the midst of emerging oil price declines.
The award of the Expo-2020 has brought enormous expectation in economics and multiplier impacts.Disappointingly, however, the universities and teaching colleges in the GCC region suffer from
the shortage of region relevant teaching and learning cases and simulations, collaborative learning and engagement among faculty and learners, authentic applied research, industry-academic cooperation and individual case research and writing initiatives and insights. GCC schools, colleges and universities teach predominantly on the western cases and experiences.