Noted academic says she opposes Saudisation in universities

A prominent Saudi academic has said she opposes restricting teaching in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s universities to Saudis only, writes Ramadan Al Sherbini for Gulf News.

“I’m against Saudisation because all prestigious universities in the world include multiple nationalities. The university is a place for ideas to meet,” Dalal Alharbi, a professor of modern history and a member of the Saudi Shura (advisory) Council, said. She added that efficiency should be the sole criterion for contracting teachers in universities regardless of the nationality.

In recent years, Saudi Arabia has launched a series of initiatives to employ its nationals and replace foreign workers in several fields including education, telecommunications and real estate as part of a labour policy known as ‘Saudisation’.
Full report on the Gulf News site