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.

One Global University Model: A Network of Equals

Benjamin Plackett / 17 Apr 2016 / News

New York Institute of Technology was the first licensed American university in Abu Dhabi, and it’s been a pioneer in many other ways.

In an Arab University, an Advocate of Diversity

Benjamin Plackett, Nour Al-Ali / 03 Nov 2015 / News

A finalist for an Airbus Group diversity award says the key to success for engineering teams is a variety of backgrounds, opinions and views.