Vocational Education: A Neglected Solution in Gaza

Mohammed Othman / 20 Jun 2017 / News

Despite the opportunities that vocational education can provide to support Gaza’s deteriorating economy, many challenges still hinder it.

Palestinian University Graduates Face Harsh Futures

Asma' Jawabreh / 02 Jun 2017 / News

To a greater extent than in any other Arab country, those who graduate from universities in Palestine struggle in the job market.

Researchers’ Recycled Water Meets Farmers’ Suspicion

Benjamin Plackett / 18 May 2017 / News

Evidence supports repurposing household wastewater for agricultural use, but not everyone likes the idea.

Research—Latest Weapon Against Female Genital Mutilation

Benjamin Plackett / 20 Apr 2017 / News

Academics in the region are taking on FGM and providing much needed data to help combat the practice.

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.

Refugee Youth Traumatized by War: Overwhelmed, Understudied

Benjamin Plackett / 11 Dec 2016 / News

Research with refugee children is scarce, but what research there is shows a strong need for early intervention, and a risk of perpetuating a cycle of violence.

Rising Educational Costs Weigh on Palestinian Students

Asma' Jawabreh / 14 Nov 2016 / News

Students in Palestine are surrounded by a weak economy with high unemployment and dwindling donor support. Rising tuition is the last straw for many.

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.

Circles of Trust: New Insights Into Arab Youth

Ursula Lindsey / 31 Oct 2016 / News

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.

Palestinian Professors’ Strike Ends Early

Asma' Jawabreh / 08 Feb 2016 / News

A labor action by Palestinian faculty members was halted after the education ministry indicated it would meet some of their demands.