Universities have an important role to play in the healing and rebuilding of Iraq after Da’esh.
Obay al-Dewachi has kept Mosul’s university running in exile and represents the resilience of the city’s people.
Ursula Lindsey offers up a cornucopia of fiction and nonfiction in Arabic, English and French for an intellectual feast.
A commentator describes what education should be like after coalition forces have expelled Islamic State forces from Mosul.
Many of those displaced from Mosul are deeply committed to their home. Harnessing their ideas and energy will be key when the battle to recapture the city is over, argue the authors.
To improve higher education in the Middle East and North Africa, the writer urges a shift in the focus of education away from public-sector jobs.
A region once considered Iraq’s success story has fallen down into troubled times. Higher education could help it climb back up.
A more inclusive approach to improving educational quality in the Arab region could be the best solution.
With the chances low for real change in educational policies in the region, the author believes informal initiatives may make an important difference.
A set of global principles that seek to safeguard universities and help them recover from conflict could benefit the Arab region, the authors argue.