Qatar Sets Its Own Terms for U.S. Universities

Qatar Welcomes American Universities on Its Own Terms 1

Emre Rende for The Chronicle

At Georgetown U.'s School of Foreign Service in Qatar, students are one-third Qatari, one-third foreign residents, and one-third international.

Sixty years ago, Doha was little more than a trading post along a barren coast. Today the capital of Qatar is a giant construction site, its building frenzy a testament to the tiny Persian Gulf emirate's outsized ambitions and resources.

Under the emir, Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa al-Thani—and now his son Tamim, who took over in June—Qatar has become a regional power broker and a deep-pocketed patron of culture, science, and education. Doha's