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Universities find attracting teachers hard

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Saudi universities, especially those recently established, have difficulty attracting teachers, the Higher Education Ministry said in a report. The report, published Sunday by Al-Madinah newspaper, said the universities find challenges in luring teachers particularly for medicine, engineering and basic infrastructure. “The expatriate teachers do not favor the new universities because they have better positions in the older and well established ... Read More »

The fundamental challenge facing Gulf universities is not an academic one

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By Dr. Abdullah Sadiq Dahlan University education in Saudi Arabia is not monopolized by Saudi universities; the Kingdom sends missions to many of the distinguished universities of the Middle East and the world. Saudi Arabia has made the right decision in establishing domestic universities and specialized colleges under the auspices of both the Ministry of Higher Education and the National ... Read More »

Female student’s death spurs debate on Saudi’s segregated universities

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By Abdullah Al-Shihri and Aya Batrawy Thousands of Saudis vented their anger online over a report that staff at a Riyadh university had barred male paramedics from entering a women’s-only campus to assist a student who had suffered a heart attack and later died. The Okaz newspaper said administrators at the King Saud University impeded efforts by the paramedics to ... Read More »

Top marks for Saudi universities as new admissions hit record

Vice Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Prince Salman commended Saudi universities for admitting a record number of students during this academic year (2012-13). Prince Salman made this comment while receiving Higher Education Minister Dr. Khaled Al-Anqari and presidents of Saudi universities at his office in Al-Salam Palace. Prince Salman reiterated the government’s commitment to Shariah and highlighted the tremendous ... Read More »

Middle East: Universities introduce health insurance

Saudi universities have launched a health insurance scheme for their academic and administrative staff, sidestepping the objections of the Ministry of Health. The ministry, which says it is responsible for health services, objects to the universities’ move, saying it is currently studying a health insurance program. This program would cover all government employees including university staff. The health insurance scheme in ... Read More »

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