Higher Education for Women in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  • Fatima B. Jamjoom
  • Philippa Kelly
Part of the Higher Education Dynamics book series (HEDY, volume 40)


This chapter considers the achievements that have been gained in women’s education and in their subsequent contributions to the workforce and explores the many impediments that still stand in the way of a full and equal contribution to be made by women. The authors provide a number of suggestions as to how the concerns regarding gender segregation and gender equity in higher education in Saudi Arabia might be addressed.


Female Student Saudi Arabia High Education Sector Gender Segregation Royal Decree 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsKing Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.University of California (Berkeley)BerkeleyUSA
  3. 3.School of English, Media and Performing ArtsUniversity of New South WalesKensington, SydneyAustralia

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