Getting Books Into the Hands of Arab Readers

Ursula Lindsey / 10 Feb 2017 / News

Grassroots and government initiatives hope to spread a culture of reading in the Arab region.

Challenges of Academic Research in the Midst of War

Eman Kamel / 05 Jan 2017 / News

To get insights into armed conflicts, academics need to conduct research in conflict zones, but such research poses methodological, logistical and ethical challenges.

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.

A Role Model For Female Arab Scientists

Benjamin Plackett / 20 Nov 2016 / News

A biologist is this year’s Qatar recipient of the L’Oréal-Unesco for Women in Science Middle East Fellowship award, for her research on microbiota.

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.

Two Gulf Countries Limit Students Sent to Egypt

Tarek Abd El-Galil / 11 Oct 2016 / News

Saudi Arabia and Qatar say forged degrees and poor academic standards are reasons. Qatar’s decision includes undergraduates.

Thyroid Cancer Overtreated, Qatari Study Finds

Benjamin Plackett / 10 Oct 2016 / News

A Qatari study of thyroid cancer using Australian post-mortem data suggests the disease is being treated too aggressively.

The Ethical Minefield of International Partnerships

Burton Bollag / 19 Aug 2016 / News

The view that every international partnership is a force for good has been replaced by a more cautious approach reflecting core academic values.

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.

Importing Higher Education: A Qatari Experiment

Burton Bollag / 14 Jul 2016 / News

It’s been close to 20 years since the founding of Education City, the cluster of Western university campuses in Doha. What has been achieved?