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Education in Saudi Arabia

EducationPublic spending on education in Saudi Arabia is 5.1% of GDP. The adult literacy rate includes 87.2% of the population (source: CIA World Factbook).

In recent years Saudi Arabia has broken with the tradition of segregation of sexes in education with the construction of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. The university was founded in 2009 and is already recognised worldwide as an excellent postgraduate research university. Women and men may associate freely on campus, and are even allowed to drive around its 14 square miles. The university specialises in biological, mathematical and physical science research, with associated engineering. Competition for places is severe with only approximately 3% of applicants gaining admission.


 

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Moving to Saudi Arabia

If you are considering moving to Saudi Arabia or are soon to depart, you can find helpful information and advice in the Expat Briefing dedicated Saudi Arabia section including; details of immigration and visas, Saudi Arabian forums, Saudi Arabian event listings and service providers in Saudi Arabia.

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Living in Saudi Arabia

From your safety to shoppingliving in Saudi Arabia can yield great benefits as well as occasional drawbacks.  Find your feet and stay abreast of the latest developments affecting expats in Saudi Arabia with relevant news and up-to-date information.

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Working in Saudi Arabia

Working in Saudi Arabia can be rewarding as well as stressful, if you don't plan ahead and fulfill any legal requirements. Find out about visas and passports, owning and operating a company in Saudi Arabia, and general Saudi Arabian culture of the labour market.

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