The need for a new science, technology and medicine University in the Middle East: Carving the future

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Abstract

With innovations in science and technology, the world is transforming at a fast pace. The Universities in today’s world, their structures, differences, and the work they do could have a significant impact on the lives of the people. This opinion piece proposes that a new Science, Technology and Medicine University is needed in the Middle East. The article also argues why such a University is needed in the presence of other Universities. This proposed University could act as a global think tank and could bridge the ideas, gaps, and work between low, middle and high-income countries. Currently, in the Middle East (in Dubai), several large western Universities have opened their campuses. The initiatives like this would certainly improve the quality of education, however, this also indicates that there are gaps and the need to build the more educational institution. Specifically, an institution in the region is needed with a global outlook and approach; a centre or powerhouse of ideas. In this paper, I briefly discuss the proposed University, its people, scope, vision, geographical areas to cover, financial models and the stakeholders who might be interested to build this University.

Original languageEnglish
Article number495
Number of pages7
JournalF1000Research
Volume7
Early online date26 Apr 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Apr 2018

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