THE RIYADH WOMEN’S UNIVERSITY: A MAJOR STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

After the announcement of the construction of Riyadh Women’s University, Saudi Arabia began to receive a different view in the world of education. Known as a country that focuses on strict religious beliefs, many people questioned whether families would allow their daughters to attend university – and how many would apply. The school, finished within two and a half years, can now be home for up to 40,000 women. It will be very interesting to see what the future holds for these young scholars as they move forward in life – culturally and academically.

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Universities for Women in the Middle East

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has just inaugurated the world’s largest university for women, the Riyadh Women’s University.  40 000 women will be able to attend. This is an excellent move to support reforms already taking place within the country.

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