Women and Islam: A Topic that Troubles

Ursula Lindsey / 10 Mar 2017 / News

Hatoon al Fassi, a Saudi scholar, has provoked controversy in Qatar for arguing that the Koran, correctly interpreted, supports the empowerment of women.

Syrian Academics Get Secure Jobs in Turkey

Sabah Hamamou / 07 Mar 2017 / News

Turkish universities in border regions are giving more secure jobs to Syrians academics who can teach refugee students in Arabic.

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.

Egyptian Universities See Boom in Foreign Students

Tarek Abd El-Galil / 07 Feb 2017 / News

Low fees and breadth of choice have led to a huge rise in Arab and foreign students in Egypt.

Troubled Times for African and Arab Students in Tunisia

Ibtissem Jamel / 30 Jan 2017 / News

Tunisian universities attract many international students. The visitors praise the universities, but complain of racism and other obstacles.

Sudanese Diaspora Seeks to Support Education

Alaa Shibeika / 26 Sep 2016 / News

Although many of Sudan’s best and brightest have fled the country, they band together to support education and research.

Zaha Hadid: Architect and Mentor

Paul Ames / 04 Apr 2016 / News

The appreciation that has flowed for the Baghdad-born architect and her buildings has often neglected the time that she has spent teaching.

Tunisian Academics Still Under Threat After the Jasmine Revolution

Khaoula Sliti / 14 Feb 2016 / News

Religious conservatives are using accusations of atheism and other tactics to try to silence Tunisian academics.

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.

Group Challenges Forced “Donations” by Cairo U. Professors

Ahmed ElShamy / 26 Jan 2016 / News

An independent group is fighting in court a Cairo University practice of asking professors for donations before they can travel. The group says the donations are forced. The university says they are optional.