Can universities in the Gulf learn from the Oxford University research model, ‘particularly when it comes to area studies – a field that allows countries to draw upon a range of experts to respond to foreign policy events effectively’? Dr. Omar Al-Ubaydli’s article in Al Arabiya, considers how top universities such as those in the UK and USA, ‘understand the impossibility of precisely anticipating society’s problems, and consequently maintain a high level of knowledge in a diverse range of issues. Then, when society suddenly needs a solution to a narrow problem, an experienced research team with most of the requisite knowledge is ready for action’. Read more about the discussion in the link below.
Dr. Omar Al-Ubaydli, Director, Studies and Research