In the Sands of Arabia
Chris Ross, UPJ Director, made a working visit to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on February 12–20. In Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai, meetings were held with representatives of the scientific and business elite of the Middle East. Cooperation in the publishing field was agreed upon with the largest universities of the Gulf countries. In order to practically implement the mutually beneficial cooperation in the publishing business in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, the UPJ Middle East office was opened. It was headed by Alan Taylor, who had previously worked for the publishing house of the American University in Abu Dhabi.