Archive for the ‘News’ Category

“Saudi King Tries to Grow Modern Ideas in Desert” — The New York Times

Monday, November 5th, 2007

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia is committing $12.5 billion to establish the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.  Once completed, the new university will be a graduate research institution offering state-of-the-art facilities.  To read the full story, click here.

“PSUT’s Ghassib calls for realistic approach in higher education policy-making” — The Jordan Times

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

The President of Princess Sumaya University for Technology in Jordan, Hisham Ghassib, writes about issues facing high education reform in Jordan.  To read the full article, click here.

“Growing interest in Arabic draws hundreds of foreigners to Jordan” — The Jordan Times

Friday, October 19th, 2007

The Jordan Times reports on the increase and diversity of foreigners studying Arabic in Jordan.  Jordan offers a number of Arabic language learning programs to cater to the growing demand.  To read the full story, click here.

“King Abdullah Approves 17 New Colleges” — Arab News

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia recently approved the establishment of 17 new colleges throughout the kingdom.  Many of these new programs will be in the medical and science fields.  To read the full story, click here.