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Aiming at graduate inventors rather than job seekers

This article is motivated by the need to embrace a notion of “teaching for learning for inventing” in the higher education institutions. It is highly urgent that Jordanian schools, colleges and universities aim at graduating inventors capable of offering jobs for others instead of seeking jobs for themselves. Read more>

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Saudi universities well placed to become world leaders

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

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

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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