The paper "Introduction to the University of King Abdullah" is a great example of a report on education. As society faces unpredicted and progressively more urgent challenges linked to the increased environmental change, rapid technological change, high incidences of inequality and injustice as well as resource scarcity, there is the emergence of new opportunities for institutions of higher education to adjust their education systems. This is to develop the institutions of higher education across the globe, in distinctive cultures and contexts to become change agents for sustained management in the education sector (Sorlin, 2006). The study examines the general or social approach to democratic changes, particularly gender mixing in King Abdullah University Science and Technology (KAUST) and the entire education system of the Saudi Arabian Kingdom, explicit description and analysis of the success of education system’ s change episode, analyze the importance of the social or general systems thinking approach in KAUST, identifying some the challenges and opportunities for considering higher education as a key change agent.
Make some arguments on transparency and neutrality as important aspects of democratic perspective which provide insights into opportunities for considering higher education as the change agent. Education systems change episode at the University of King Abdullah King Abdullah Gender mixing (khalat) has been identified as an ideal illustration of the convoluted process of education reform.
This implies that gender segregation within schools, universities, and other public spaces has emerged to be one of the key defining features in Saudi Arabia since it is not a traditional practice within Saudi society. Revision of the issue of strict gender segregation is perceived to be on the agenda for over 10 years.
However, what most triggered the current crash of interests concerns the decision made on February 14, 2009, to refurbish the personnel of the uppermost government agencies. For example, the establishment of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in 2009 that has turned out to be a symbol of reform and acceptable gender mixing intensified the already profound anxiety of the conservatives. Today, the national government of Saudi Arabia Kingdom has developed some rising expectations for all the universities. The government advanced such expectations through a number of concrete ways that include the establishment of KAUST to represent the new extent of excellence aimed at improving the higher education system within all the universities found in the Saudi Arabian Kingdom.
This foundation stone was laid by King Abdullah in October 2008, a facility that is commonly known as Princess Noura bint Abdulrahman University that is identified with the ability to enroll about 40,000 female students. The institution is expected to become the leading center of higher learning for women with promising academic freedom for both male-female from diverse parts of the world as it is reported by the Arab News. King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is considered an important turning point within higher education in Saudi Arabia.
The university laid its scientific and professional management so as to improve the people and promote a service of humanity. Through the application of these social systems in the management of its education systems, KAUST is committed to its vision to deliver a sustainable message of peace across the world in order to build civilizations, access to happiness and create a freedom to for individuals from diverse parts of the world to advance in scientific research.