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Elite Saudi university set to open
Kaust may indirectly challenge conservatism that critics say has stifled progress in Muslim world [AFP]
Saudi Arabia has set up a new research university, a multibillion dollar co-educational venture built on the promise of scientific freedom.
The King Abdullah Science and Technology University (Kaust) - complete with state-of-the-art laboratories, the world's 14th fastest supercomputer, and one of the biggest endowments worldwide - is scheduled to officially open on Wednesday.
So, women will be able to drive, not required t dress in tents, and attend classes with men.
What next? Buddhist ashrams or Churches with those cross things? maybe even a Jew or two?