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.

Egyptian Finance Ministry Gives Professors a Pay Cut

Tarek Abd El-Galil / 09 Nov 2015 / News

The Egyptian Ministry of Finance is imposing higher taxes on public-university professors’ salaries, pushing already frustrated faculty members to speak out.

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.