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Saudi universities well placed to become world leaders

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During the past several years, I have had the privilege of witnessing the progress of two leading universities in Saudi Arabia: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. KAUST, established in 2009, is a private university dedicated to graduate education in science …

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Why our universities decline

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As university administrators, we have been quite reluctant to write about a “heated” subject such as this because, in all honesty, it may edge into peer intellectual sensitivities! But we have decided to do so anyway, despite all possible ramifications thereafter. Read more>

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Why the Islamic world fell behind in science

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The Islamic world made significant contributions in different scientific fields up until the 15th century. So what happened to make the Islamic world fall behind in science while it rose in Europe? What are the reasons behind this downward trend? Read more>

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MENA’s Private Education Sector: A Burgeoning Market

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By Mansoor Ahmed “Probably the greatest social challenge for all of us is our youth – because they are our future. Without appropriate education and guidance, they will be lost souls, easily manipulated, and prone to being turned into a destructive element in society,” Abdul Latif Al Zayani, the secretary …

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