As the country’s conflict drags on, university buildings have been bombed, professors have lost their salaries and university students find their lectures empty.
Hatoon al Fassi, a Saudi scholar, has provoked controversy in Qatar for arguing that the Koran, correctly interpreted, supports the empowerment of women.
Turkish universities in border regions are giving more secure jobs to Syrians academics who can teach refugee students in Arabic.
Grassroots and government initiatives hope to spread a culture of reading in the Arab region.
Low fees and breadth of choice have led to a huge rise in Arab and foreign students in Egypt.
Tunisian universities attract many international students. The visitors praise the universities, but complain of racism and other obstacles.
Although many of Sudan’s best and brightest have fled the country, they band together to support education and research.
The appreciation that has flowed for the Baghdad-born architect and her buildings has often neglected the time that she has spent teaching.
Religious conservatives are using accusations of atheism and other tactics to try to silence Tunisian academics.
A labor action by Palestinian faculty members was halted after the education ministry indicated it would meet some of their demands.