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New Islamic collaboration on higher education and research

New Islamic collaboration on higher education and research While the 57 member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation are adopting joint measures to promote higher education and research, OIC member Kazakhstan is implementing bilateral agreements and memoranda to establish a Central Asian higher education area. These recent developments were outlined in the final communiqué of the Fourth Extraordinary Islamic ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia: Huge Islamic Center in Kabul Will Counter Terrorism

Saudi Arabia: Huge Islamic Center in Kabul Will Counter Terrorism KABUL, Afghanistan — Saudi Arabian officials launched work on a massive Islamic center to be built on a hilltop in the heart of Kabul Friday, saying the multi-million-dollar complex will help battle terrorism. “The main motive for building this Islamic center is to further strengthen brotherly relations between Afghanistan and ... Read More »

SAUDI RANKS HIGH IN PUBLIC SPENDING ON EDUCATION

SAUDI RANKS HIGH IN PUBLIC SPENDING ON EDUCATION Saudi Arabia has been ranked seventh globally for its high public spending on education in the latest ‘Learning Curve Index’ published by Pearson, a leading learning company, which rates the educational performance of 39 countries. The Learning Curve 2014 report, explores factors behind global performance shifts in global education league tables and ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia funding $100m Kabul mosque and education

Saudi Arabia funding $100m Kabul mosque and education centreSaudi Arabia is funding a $100m mosque and Islamic education centre in Kabul that will teach thousands of students a year and help bolster Saudi influence in Afghanistan as the west withdraws. Work on the sprawling 30-hectare (75-acre) hilltop complex is due to be completed by early 2016, when Afghan security forces ... Read More »

For head of Al-Azhar, religious education reform is needed to stop Islamic extremism

For head of Al-Azhar, religious education reform is needed to stop Islamic extremism For Ahmed al-Tayeb, it is urgent to come up with new educational programmes to avoid “corrupt interpretations” of the Qur’an and Sunnah. Islamic terrorism undermines the unity of the Muslim world. He blames Mideast tensions on a “new global colonialism allied to world Zionism”. a speech by ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia, cutting its budget, turns to private schools

Saudi Arabia, cutting its budget, turns to private schools Emphasis is shifting from expensive education abroad to reforming schools at home With oil prices languishing around $50 a barrel for the second year, in Saudi Arabia economic diversification has transformed from a phrase in vogue to a necessity. The kingdom, burning through foreign reserves, faces another year of double-digit fiscal ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia country profile

Saudi Arabia country profile The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is one of the main players in the Arab world. Its stature is built on its geographical size (twice that of France and Germany combined), its prestige as the custodian of the birthplace of Islam and its colossus status as an oil producer – with a quarter of the world’s proven ... Read More »

Islam in America’s public schools: Education or indoctrination?

Islam in America’s public schools: Education or indoctrination? With fatal terrorist attacks on the decline worldwide and al Qaeda apparently in disarray, it would seem a time for optimism in the global war on terrorism. But the war has simply shifted to a different arena. Islamists, or those who believe that Islam is a political and religious system that must ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia bans schools from marking non-Islamic holidays

Saudi Arabia bans schools from marking non-Islamic holidays The education ministry directed all schools to stick to the academic calendars for exams and holidays. Saudi Arabia has warned international schools from marking non-Islamic occasions such as Christmas and New Year. The ban includes forbidding the schools from providing holidays on such occasions or changing the dates of exams to suit ... Read More »

Study in Saudi Arabia

Study in Saudi Arabia Home to many of the leading universities in the Arab region, Saudi Arabia is already a popular study destination for international students from within the region, and also has lots to offer those from further afield. As well as the chance to enroll at a growing number of world-renowned universities, study in Saudi Arabia offers the ... Read More »