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.

Survey Gives Panoramic View of Arab Higher Education

Karma El Hassan / 10 Aug 2016 / Opinion

A survey of universities across the MENA region shows many are checking students’ learning outcomes and institutional quality.

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.

Why Don’t Arabs Read?

Ursula Lindsey / 07 Jul 2016 / Opinion

Publishing statistics hint at low readership in the region, but many new ventures, large and small, seek to encourage reading.

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.

Learning Arabic: Back to Basics May be the Best Innovation

Helen Abadzi / 01 May 2016 / Opinion

A back-to-basics approach to learning could be the most innovative way to improve Arab education.

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.

Studying Gulf Countries, their Influence and Divides

Ursula Lindsey / 09 Nov 2015 / Opinion

A new academic publication at the University of Oxford is taking an interdisciplinary look at the countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council.

A Conversation With Effat University President Haifa Jamal Al-Lail

Ahmad Sabri / 25 Jun 2015 / Opinion

Haifa Jamal Al-Lail spoke with Al-Fanar Media about the challenges Saudi universities face and the obstacles and opportunities for women in higher education.

It’s Time to Shut Down Fake Universities

Dean Hoke / 31 May 2015 / Opinion

Education authorities should fight bogus-degree programs and create real, accredited online alternatives, says Dean Hoke.