In this paper we discuss the interaction between science policies (and
particularly in the area of scientific research) and higher education
policies in Gulf and Mediterranean Arab countries. Our analysis reveals
a discrepancy between the two sub-regions with respect to integration in
the global market, cooperation in scientific research and international
mobility of students. The paper discusses the implications of the
analysis of reform policies and higher education restructuring.
Keywords: Higher Education, Science Policies, Arab Region, Regional Influence, Global Influence.
JEL classification: I20, I23, I28, O10, O15, O30