Houston Community College in Qatar

Ever since I heard of Qatar’s “Education City” (when Carnegie Mellon University joined), I had been under the impression that Qatar was turning to foreign institutions to provide education to the country’s elite. It turns out that they are also turning to American institutions to provide broader access to post-secondary education. Houston Community College in Qatar is currently hiring Biology professors (no, I’m not applying).

It seems that the College has been offering classes for two years now, and there has been some turn-arounds for the college. I hope things go better in the future. It looks like the world is changing: I hadn’t thought that Qatar would care for community college education (not that I really know anything about Qatar), and I hadn’t thought that a Texan community college would represent part of American academia in an Arab country.

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