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Vora, Neha – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2015
Through ethnographic examples of students' engagement with American universities in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, I argue that branch campuses have a particularly important relationship with emerging forms of racial consciousness, identity, and politicization among students, both citizen and foreign resident. This entry point is one that…
Descriptors: Ethnography, International Schools, Universities, Knowledge Economy
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Yyelland, Byrad – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2012
The first Western honors program to be established in the Arab Gulf is offered in Doha, Qatar, on a small satellite campus of an American university. Doha is the capital city of Qatar, a sovereign Arab state physically located on a small peninsula bordering Saudi Arabia in the south and jutting into the Persian Gulf. With a population of only 1.7…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Programs, Honors Curriculum, Undergraduate Study
Lindsey, Ursula – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Since at least the early 1990s, Arab governments have made women's participation in higher education a priority. Across the region, young women fill the crowded lecture halls and bustling courtyards of universities. On many campuses, they outnumber men. But women's increased participation in higher education does not necessarily translate into…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Arabs, Females, Higher Education
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Hajjar, David P.; Gotto, Antonio M., Jr. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2013
The graduation of the first class of medical students in May 2008 from the Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q), Cornell University's branch campus in the Middle East, was the first time that an M.D. degree from an American university was awarded abroad. It marked a milestone in American higher education. The establishment of WCMC-Q is…
Descriptors: Medical Schools, Educational Objectives, Medical School Faculty, Faculty Recruitment
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
Mills, Andrew – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
The job market on North American campuses may be heading for the deep freeze, but hundreds of positions are opening up in the Persian Gulf as American universities scramble to set down roots in those petrodollar-rich states. The combination of money and opportunity on offer may seem hard to resist. But academics who trade the rich intellectual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, International Schools, Foreign Workers
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Reilly, Benjamin – History Teacher, 2008
In fall of 2004, Carnegie Mellon University embarked on a bold educational experiment, the establishment of an overseas branch campus at Education City in the Persian Gulf state of Qatar. Carnegie Mellon's decision to open up shop in the Middle East was by no means unique; indeed, Carnegie Mellon is just one of a growing number of institutions to…
Descriptors: Multicampus Colleges, Arabs, Information Technology, Foreign Countries
Mangan, Katherine S. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2002
Discusses how this Arab emirate is offering millions of dollars for a few U.S. colleges to open campuses there. (EV)
Descriptors: College Programs, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
Wasserman, Gary – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
On the first day of the author's American-government course he often plays a little trick on the students. He throws one of them out of class. The plan is to stop the student at the door, ask what is politics, ask why he (or she) is obeying, and encourage a more energetic discussion of authority and politics at a university. Two years ago, in the…
Descriptors: Arabs, Foreign Countries, United States Government (Course), Teaching Experience
Asquith, Christina – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2006
Qatar's Education City, perhaps the world's most diverse campus, is almost entirely unknown in the United States, but represents the next step in the globalization of American higher education--international franchising. Aided by technology such as online libraries, distance learning and streaming video, U.S. universities offer--and charge tuition…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, International Programs, Partnerships in Education
Johnson, J. K., Ed. – 1984
Information is provided on the educational systems of Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and the Yemen Arab Republic in order to assist U.S. colleges and universities as they work with international student agencies and representatives from these countries. For each country, placement recommendations are offered, along with notes to…
Descriptors: College Admission, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries