Oman’s Move Toward Personalized Medicine

Benjamin Plackett / 21 Feb 2017 / News

Medical research that uses data from Arab patients results in better treatments for local populations.

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.

The Difficulties of Spinning Research Ideas Into Gold

Benjamin Plackett / 12 Apr 2016 / News

A man who made millions from a university spinoff in the United Kingdom is trying to do the same in the Arab world.

Law Students Get Practice in an International Competition

Eman Kamel / 19 Apr 2015 / News

Teams from eight Arab universities met in Doha to compete in a regional contest.

Are Private Universities Worth the Money?

Rasha Faek, Sarah Lynch / 23 Jan 2015 / News

Families across the Arab region debate where to send their sons and daughters—public university or private one? There is no easy answer.

Women Adjust to University Life in Oman

Ernest Sipes / 13 May 2014 / News

Making the transition from village life to university life can be difficult for some Omani women.

In Oman, Female Graduates Compete with Expatriates

Ernet Sipes / 30 Apr 2014 / News

The Gulf country’s policy of promoting women’s education is now clashing with labor laws.

A Second Chance for Many Arab Students

Emma Gatten, Rasha Faek, Sarah Lynch / 25 Jun 2013 / News

Arab Open University blends online learning and classroom time to reach students who might not attend university otherwise.