Education: Technology for Turkey

There was only a brief ceremony for the 30 students receiving their college degrees in a drab, grey building behind the Turkish Parliament in Ankara. Barely a handful of people were present. The students had no caps and gowns; nor were their diplomas engraved in traditional fashion—just plain typed certificates. But if the surroundings were drab last week, the occasion was not. It was the first graduation of the Middle East Technical University, organized to overcome the lag in technical education in the underdeveloped Middle East, and to do it in a hurry....

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