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Why Social Science Risks Irrelevance

Danah Boyd / 05 Aug 2016 / Opinion

The privilege to pursue knowledge carries a responsibility to share it with the world.

Learning the Right Language is Key for Refugees

Benjamin Plackett / 04 Aug 2016 / Resources

For Syrian refugee students, the choice of which language to learn is key, and not always obvious, says a new report.

Inspiring Youth: A Personal Tribute to Ahmed Zewail

Maha Bali / 03 Aug 2016 / Opinion

A professor recalls how her personal encounters with Ahmed Zewail, the Nobel-Prize winning Egyptian scientist who died yesterday, have changed her life.

Why Most Academics Will Always Be Bad Writers

Noah Berlatsky / 29 Jul 2016 / Opinion

No one should be surprised if much scholarly writing continues to be mediocre and confused.

Infographic: Few Eligible Syrians Enroll in Turkish Universities

/ 27 Jul 2016 / Resources

The proportion of eligible Syrians enrolled in Turkish universities is tiny, according to UNHCR statistics.

A Syrian in Sweden Sees New Career Vistas

Muhammad Atef Fares / 27 Jul 2016 / News

A young Syrian man who fled his country to avoid the war is finding new educational opportunities in the Scandinavian country.

How Refugees Can Strengthen Economies

Ursula Lindsey / 24 Jul 2016 / Opinion

With the right policies, refugees can pump up rather than drain host country economies, scholars argue.