Ambitious But Secretive Arab Education Provider: Iran

Wagdy Sawahel / 21 Mar 2017 / News

Iranian universities are reaching out to the Arab world but are silent about their motives, creating suspicion in many quarters.

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.

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.

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.

UAE Handbook Seeks to Predict Future Labor Needs

Edward Fox / 09 Oct 2016 / News

A 600-page occupational-outlook handbook undergoing a revision seeks to answer a common question: What jobs will be most needed in the future?

UAE Higher Education: The Struggle for Quality

Burton Bollag / 22 Sep 2016 / News

A recent study points to a need for better oversight and more coordination of the rapidly growing university sector.

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.

Arab Researchers Dive into “Big Data”

Benjamin Plackett / 03 May 2016 / News

Data science research is booming in the region, bringing both business solutions and a much-needed source of employment.

New Foundation Seeks to Give 15,000 Arab Students Scholarships

Benjamin Plackett / 26 Apr 2016 / News

A new scholarship fund hopes to send thousands of Arab students to university—but only in science, technology, and mathematics.