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.

Egyptian Online Platform Shakes Up Private Tutoring

Menna A. Farouk / 15 Feb 2017 / News

Tutorama aims to make high quality tutoring easily accessible in Egypt.

Back to the Old Quarrel: Philosophy vs Religion

Ursula Lindsey / 05 Feb 2017 / News

In Morocco, philosophy teachers object to religious textbook that calls their discipline “contrary to Islam”.

Iraqi Universities Focus on Teaching English

Michelle Grajek / 25 Jan 2017 / News

Two new English-language teaching centers open in Iraq, to meet demand from Iraqi employers.

Academy Awards Fellowships For Improving Teaching

Benjamin Plackett / 10 Sep 2016 / News

A new fellowship program introduces Arab teachers to best practices, and to each other.

How to Break the Informal Ban on Studying Evolution

Benjamin Plackett / 07 Apr 2016 / News

Despite the strong bias in many Arab countries against the study of evolution, some scientists find a way. Their secret? Strong patrons.

In a Dry Country, Gardening Becomes Education

Eman Kamel / 24 Sep 2015 / News

Small gardens can become powerful teaching tools that help children understand the basics of sustainability.

In Algeria, the Berber Language Can’t Get an Educational Foothold

Rim Hayat Chaif / 27 Jul 2015 / News

More pupils are taking lessons in Tamazight, the language of the Berbers, but in fewer school districts, leaving the language at risk.

Meet The American University of Beirut’s New President

Benjamin Plackett / 12 Jul 2015 / News

The American University of Beirut’s incoming president, a prominent cancer researcher, has new ambitions for the venerable institution.