Thursday, October 30, 2008

Princess Noura bint Abdulrahman University

In a step forward for women's rights in the kingdom, Saudi Arabia is building its first women's university:
"Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz laid the foundation for the Princess Noura bint Abdulrahman University, the kingdom’s first women-only university on Wednesday.

"The SR15 billion university, to be built on the eastern suburbs of Riyadh, will have a capacity to enroll about 40,000 students. It will offer courses in subjects that women find difficulty studying at universities where strict gender segregation is enforced."

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