Qatar’s emir is investing in the future by creating Education City, writes S. Rob Sobhani in National Review.
The tenants of Education City, a 24,000-acre multi-institutional campus, are leading American institutions and think tanks. For example, the Rand-Qatar Policy Institute will help build a base for independent policy analysis with local scholars. Furthermore, Rand has been putting together a plan to revamp primary and secondary education in Qatar. Unlike the Saudi model, tolerance of other cultures and ideas is the cornerstone of this new education system.
Cornell Medical School and Texas A&M University are offering degree programs.