Teacher’s Pet

Ireland“Minister for Education Batt O’Keeffe slipped out of the country last week on a mission to win friends in Saudi Arabia. At the invitation of King Abdullah, the minister attended the opening of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Jeddah. Sounds like a good move. The university will have one of the largest endowments in the world (around $10 billion) and it has sought research partnerships with universities overseas …” (more)

[Irish Times, 29 September]

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