Cooperation is Key to Strengthening Research, Scholars Say

Aisha Elgayar / 17 Jan 2017 / News

Scientific research in the Arab region faces a lack of funding, but better exchange of information could help.

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.

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.

In Kuwait, a War Against Fake University Degrees

Aisha Elgayar / 29 Mar 2016 / News

The Ministry of Education has summoned the holders of fraudulent degrees to court, opening a debate about how such fakes became so prevalent.

Kuwait Takes a Practical Step Forward in Solar Energy

Aisha Elgayar / 26 Oct 2015 / News

A new project will save the equivalent of 12 million barrels of oil a year, revealing the potential of applied science in the region.

Should Terrorists Be Professors? A Kuwaiti Debate

Aisha Elgayar / 31 Mar 2015 / News

Some professors working at Kuwait University are listed internationally as terrorists but continue to teach, sparking controversy.

Qatar’s Private Universities Are the Most Expensive in the Region

David Wheeler / 28 Jan 2015 / News

An Al-Fanar Media survey of private higher-education costs in 13 Arab countries makes it possible to compare average prices.

Private Universities Thriving as Public Ones Weaken

Rasha Faek, Sarah Lynch / 22 Jan 2015 / News

Arab students looking for contemporary fields of study, coeducation, and an employment-oriented education are increasingly turning to private universities. The downside: cost.

Kuwait’s Stateless Residents Struggle for Education

Aisha Elgayar / 24 Nov 2014 / News

A government decision has barred many “Bedoon” children from the Gulf country’s classrooms.