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Krieger, Zvika – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
With more than a dozen American universities opening branches and campuses on the Persian Gulf, the oil-rich emirates of the Arabian peninsula are threatening to dethrone cities like Cairo, Baghdad, and Beirut as the academic centers of the Middle East. Wealthy, safe, and relatively stable, these emirates are vying to become the new intellectual…
Descriptors: Universities, Arabs, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
Krieger, Zvika – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
Dubai has long competed with its wealthy Persian Gulf neighbors to become a regional hub of higher education. Yet its Knowledge Village, a collection of nearly 20 foreign-university campuses and local educational institutes, has been overshadowed by Qatar's Education City, which is home to the branch campuses of a number of high-profile American…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Campuses, Universities, Multicampus Colleges
Krieger, Zvika – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
As the small states that line the Arabian Peninsula spend billions of petrodollars picking up luxury hotels, satellite television stations, first-class airlines, and high-tech weaponry, three of the emirates (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Qatar) are engaged in a high-stakes game of one-upmanship involving universities, American universities in particular.…
Descriptors: Universities, Foreign Countries, Educational Planning, Educational Policy