New Insights On the Arab World: 2016 Books

Ursula Lindsey / 12 Dec 2016 / Opinion

Ursula Lindsey offers up a cornucopia of fiction and nonfiction in Arabic, English and French for an intellectual feast.

Deep Generation Gap: Arab Professors Vs. Students

Ursula Lindsey / 20 Sep 2016 / Opinion

Professors have long grumbled about the quality of students, and students about rigid professors, but the tension between them is now especially high.

Stop Sending So Many Young People to University

Nathan Field / 11 Jul 2016 / Opinion

Vocational education paired with industry development is the best solution to Arab-region unemployment, the author argues.

In Algiers, Reflecting on Universities and Unemployment

Ursula Lindsey / 04 Jun 2016 / Opinion

Familiar themes and new insights rose in the discussion at a higher-education conference in Algeria.

Who Defines “Excellence” in Education? And How?

Clara Morgan / 13 May 2016 / Opinion

A more inclusive approach to improving educational quality in the Arab region could be the best solution.

Lack of Training Opportunities Hampers Educational and Economic Outcomes

Saleh Al-Shair / 31 Jan 2016 / Opinion

Few universities in the region are meeting students’ needs for practical training, but if industry, educators and government work together they can create solutions, the author writes.

An Algerian Student’s Search for a Decent Home

Rim Hayat Chaif / 17 Nov 2015 / Opinion

A student seeking a master’s degree got an unpleasant surprise when she showed up at her dormitory.

How to Avoid Getting Cheated by Phony Scholarships

Benjamin Plackett / 24 Feb 2015 / Opinion

Fraudulent universities use fake scholarships as bait to lure unsuspecting students to part with their money. Here’s how to protect yourself.

A Conversation With the Head of the Higher Arab Institute of Translation

Rasha Faek / 19 Apr 2014 / Opinion

Arabic should be the main teaching language in the region but needs to be modernized, says Inam Bioud.