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Building an Academic Oasis in the Arabian Desert

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Science  05 Dec 2003:
Vol. 302, Issue 5651, pp. 1652-1653
DOI: 10.1126/science.302.5651.1652

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SHARJAH, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES-- The ruler of a Gulf emirate is spending a fortune--and taking political risks--to persuade his country's best and brightest to stay home rather than travel abroad to study.