US universities lead the world in scientific innovation but face strong competition from Asian rivals with close ties to industry, according to a detailed analysis of academic papers and patent filings.
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Three leading US universities have agreed to set up a new American University at the upcoming Tunis Financial Harbour, a $3-billion mixed use project being developed by Bahrain-based Gulf Finance House (GFH) in Tunisia.
Saudi Arabian students now constitute the fourth largest foreign student population in America, rising from only 4,000 just a decade ago to 110,000 students in 2013-14, said a report.
The Saudi government funding is helping create
The number of Saudi students in the US has reached a record high of 111,000 this year, up from 10,000 in 2007, a report said.
More than 600 students from Saudi are studying medicine, the Arab News report added, noting that Saudi s
Dubai-based Carian College Advisors, a specialist American education consultancy, has named California as the No. 1 choice of students from the UAE pursuing higher education in the US.
Peter Davos, managing director, Carian Colleg
The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation said it has signed MoUs with six prominent universities in the US for its Fellows programme, thus expanding the number of its partner universities under the programme to 28.
The MoUs make