A Study On Higher Education

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Table of Contents Abstract 3 1 Introduction 3 2 Background Information 5 3 What is Business Intelligence 6 3.1 Data Warehouse 6 3.2 OLAP 7 3.3 Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery 7 3.4 Business Intelligence 8 4 Research Problem Statement 9 5 Research Objective and Significance 9 6 Research Hypothesis 11 7 Research Methodology and Approach 11 7.1 BI, DW, DM in Education 11 7.2 Study Data and Reports 12 7.3 Survey Key Stakeholders 12 8 Literature Review / State-of-the-Art 13 9 Research Scope 22 10 Open Issues 23 11 Research Timeline 23 12 Conclusion 24 References 26 Abstract Higher Education (HE) in Sudan has seen unprecedented growth during the last two decades. Both in terms of numbers of HE Institutions (HEIs) themselves and the intake expansion for existing ones. Since the introduction of the “HE revolution plan” by the Ministry of HE and Scientific Research (MHESR) in 1990, the number of public universities has grown from six in 1990 to thirty one today [1]. Furthermore, MHESR introduced in the same year legislation to establish private HEIs, and currently there are 53 private colleges and 16 universities [2]. Enrollment during the same period grew from about 25,000 in 1990 to over half a million today [2]. This remarkable expansion provides a number of challenges and opportunities for improvement including enhancing diversity and quality of programs of study, increasing graduates’ employability and adapting to market place demands. For instance, there is a big
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