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.
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.
The Egyptian Ministry of Finance is imposing higher taxes on public-university professors’ salaries, pushing already frustrated faculty members to speak out.
A finalist for an Airbus Group diversity award says the key to success for engineering teams is a variety of backgrounds, opinions and views.