US university to shut Qatar campus citing Mideast instability

  • Date: 09-Feb-2024
  • Source: Al-Monitor
  • Sector:Education
  • Country:Qatar
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US university to shut Qatar campus citing Mideast instability

Texas A&M is to close its Qatar campus, the US university said Friday, blaming Middle East insecurity for the move, which drew criticism from its partner in the Gulf emirate.The university said it had "decided to reassess the university’s physical presence in Qatar in fall 2023 due to the heightened instability in the Middle East"."The board has decided that the core mission of Texas A&M should be advanced primarily within Texas and the United States," chairman Bill Mahomes said in a statement. US university to shut Qatar campus citing Mideast instability