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Emirati men prefer private universities

UAE Students

By Melanie Swan Because private universities offer more freedom for part time and older students, Emirati men continue to outnumber women at those institutions in Dubai, according to the Knowledge and Human Development Authority, the emirate’s education regulator. Last year, 55 per cent of Emirati students were men, with the percentage rising to 57 this year. This compares unfavourably to ... Read More »

Universities welcome muslim students through interfaith efforts

Muslims

Many American universities—both religious and secular—have recently launched efforts to accommodate and encourage religious diversity on their campuses. Universities are fostering this diversity and strengthening interfaith respect and cooperation to better serve their students and to counter rising incidences of xenophobia and other prejudices. Colleges are taking particularly active steps to welcome Muslim students, who too often face discrimination and ... Read More »

2013 American University Global Scholarships for International Students

American University in Dubai

The AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship is targeted to high-achieving international students who wish to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in the US and who are dedicated to positive civic and social change. It is intended for students who will be to returning home to improve under-resourced, underserved communities in his/her home country. Host Institution: American University, Washington DC, and Course ... Read More »

Arab uprisings push U.S. students from Egypt to Lebanon

Not so long ago, Western students wanting to study in the Arab world flocked to Cairo and Damascus. But as last year’s Egyptian uprising and enduring unrest in Syria made those once-secure locales more dangerous, Americans wanting a safer semester abroad started going in larger numbers to a place long synonymous with war and danger but of late experiencing peace: ... Read More »

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