Developments in Middle East Education

“While the jury is still out on the success, largely because success in higher education can never be measured overnight, the experiment is nonetheless bold and the desire to improve higher education worthy of praise and encouragement. The curriculum and research focus, of most institutions has centered around innovation and technological impact. This desire and focus, while lofty, has meant that there is not enough focus to date on addressing some of the grandest challenges of our time, including pervasive and high value challenges in global health. I believe that there is a unique opportunity for well-resourced universities in the Middle East to change the status quo and make an unprecedented and lasting impact on the world through innovation in global health. I will make my case using the following four arguments.”

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