Cairo University and Ain Shams University have stopped requiring applicants and students to list their religion on official forms.
Young Arabs face countless difficulties in trying to build a future, but contrary to many other reports a new study says most of them do not want to leave their countries.
With two thirds of the Arab population under 30, a United Nations agency makes an urgent call for economic and political reform.
As the Egyptian pound decreases in value against the dollar, academic disciplines that consider themselves the home of critical thinking say they are at risk.
A corrupt system is allowing thousands of illiterate people to pass literacy tests. Those people go on to use literacy certificates to get government jobs and driving licenses.
Arab researchers in the social sciences have always faced intense government scrutiny. Now they say it’s getting worse.
The U.K.-based Commonwealth Secretariat ranks Arab countries as doing fairly well on Arab educational development, compared to their international peers.
The Academic Freedom Monitoring Report, a project of Scholars at Risk, has highlighted Egypt, especially the bans there that prevent professors from traveling.
A consortium of researchers who have studied young people in five Arab countries and Turkey find that young people place most of their confidence in their family network.
Saudi Arabia and Qatar say forged degrees and poor academic standards are reasons. Qatar’s decision includes undergraduates.