Shrinking Egyptian Economy Could Cramp Social Sciences

Mai Shams El-Din / 08 Dec 2016 / News

As the Egyptian pound decreases in value against the dollar, academic disciplines that consider themselves the home of critical thinking say they are at risk.

Rising Educational Costs Weigh on Palestinian Students

Asma' Jawabreh / 14 Nov 2016 / News

Students in Palestine are surrounded by a weak economy with high unemployment and dwindling donor support. Rising tuition is the last straw for many.

The Price of Master’s and Doctoral Degrees Jumps in Egypt

Mai Shams El-Din / 08 Sep 2016 / News

Study beyond a bachelor’s degree suddenly gets more expensive, hitting dental and medical students particularly hard.

Importing Higher Education: A Qatari Experiment

Burton Bollag / 14 Jul 2016 / News

It’s been close to 20 years since the founding of Education City, the cluster of Western university campuses in Doha. What has been achieved?

Finding a Place to Sleep—a Challenge for Moroccan Students

Khalid Aitnasser / 13 Jul 2015 / News

After being accepted by universities, Moroccan students then face a big obstacle: Finding housing.

Libya’s Foreign Scholarship Program Is Crumbling

Abdel Moneim Alaghima, John Dyer / 09 Jul 2015 / News

The government program that supports thousands of Libyan students appears to be ending and is paying students and universities extremely erratically.

In Tunisia, the Cost of Fighting Terrorism Is Hurting Higher Education

Ibtissem Jamel / 26 Jun 2015 / News

A weak economy and the expense of combatting terrorism are taking away the money that many wish would go to Tunisian universities.

Dropping the Right to Free Education?

Mai Shams El-Din / 11 Mar 2015 / News

A proposal to limit which Egyptian students have to pay tuition is leaving many students apprehensive.

Oil’s Price Drop Drags Algerian Schoolteachers Down Too

Toufik Bougaada / 15 Feb 2015 / News

With price of oil at its lowest in five years, Algerian school teachers are already feeling the pinch.

Sana’a University’s Female Housing: Overcrowding, Chaos And Garbage

Shada Hottam / 04 Feb 2015 / News

Female students in Sana’a University’s overcrowded dormitories have to deal with dirty water and a shortage of bathrooms.