EDUCATION

Saudi Arabia Opens Up to Foreign Universities, Will Allow Branch Campuses in the Kingdom

Saudi youth with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Universities around the world can now open branch campuses in the Kingdom, the Saudi Cabinet said on Tuesday, in a move that will “achieve a qualitative leap in … empowerment, excellence and quality,” Education Minister Dr. Hamad Al-Sheikh said.

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