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Reform of Higher Education in Muslim Societies PDF Print E-mail

As part of its ongoing efforts to address the multi-faceted crisis of education in the Muslim world, IIIT organized a two day symposium entitled “Reform of Higher Education in Muslim Societies”. The symposium was held in collaboration with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC and took place at the Wilson Center’s headquarters on December 9th and at IIIT headquarters in Herndon, Virginia, on Dec 10th, 2013. The main objectives of the symposium were: 1) to identify the root causes of the crisis of higher education in Muslim societies, 2) to examine the current manifestations of the crisis and its implications for socioeconomic development in Muslim countries, and 3) to discuss possible pathways to reform that involves governments, institutes of higher learning and other civil society organizations. About thirty scholars, experts and opinion leaders from different backgrounds and institutions participated in the roundtable discussions that extended between Dec 9th and Dec 10th, 2013.

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