Academics Uneasy About Honorary Degrees for Rulers

Wagdy Sawahel / 03 Feb 2017 / News

Awarding symbolic doctorates to political rulers has a long and controversial history at Arab Universities.

Five Years After the Arab Spring, Report Warns of New Uprising

Edward Fox / 11 Dec 2016 / News

With two thirds of the Arab population under 30, a United Nations agency makes an urgent call for economic and political reform.

New Report Strikes an Optimistic Note on Arab Education

Wagdy Sawahel / 11 Nov 2016 / News

The U.K.-based Commonwealth Secretariat ranks Arab countries as doing fairly well on Arab educational development, compared to their international peers.

Arab Universities on the Road to Virtual Reality

Wagdy Sawahel / 30 Oct 2016 / News

The movement toward using the illusions of three-dimensional realities created with computers in education and research is gaining traction in the Arab world.

Academy Awards Fellowships For Improving Teaching

Benjamin Plackett / 10 Sep 2016 / News

A new fellowship program introduces Arab teachers to best practices, and to each other.

Young Researchers’ Funding Struggles Magnified in the Arab World

Benjamin Plackett / 08 Aug 2016 / News

A recent study of the difficulties young U.S. researchers face echoes in the Middle East—but the story is slightly different.

How to Break the Informal Ban on Studying Evolution

Benjamin Plackett / 07 Apr 2016 / News

Despite the strong bias in many Arab countries against the study of evolution, some scientists find a way. Their secret? Strong patrons.

Muslim Ambassadors on an American Campus

Karin Fischer / 30 Mar 2016 / News

Like it or not, women in the United States on Saudi study-abroad programs find themselves representing the Muslim world.

Slowed Saudi Education Spending Felt in U.S.

Burton Bollag / 28 Feb 2016 / News

The intensive English programs that are a first stop for many Saudi students in the United States report falling Saudi enrollments.

Arab Universities Are Vulnerable to Cyberattacks, Experts Say

Wagdy Sawahel / 14 Dec 2015 / News

A new report and interviews with experts indicate Arab universities need to step up their protection against Internet invasions.