Three Different Academic Experiences: Which Is the Best?

Ahlam Mustafa / 21 Mar 2017 / Opinion

The writer compares her experience of three different academic systems in three different countries.

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.

A Conversation With One of the World’s Most Influential Arabic Teachers

Islam Alzeny / 09 Nov 2016 / Opinion

Students’ poor mastery of Arabic is caused by the poor instructional methods used, not the language itself, says Hanada Taha, the director of “Arabi21” project.

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.

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.

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.

Why 25 UAE Colleges Will Close by 2025

Dean Hoke / 04 Oct 2015 / Opinion

With more than 100 institutions competing for the interests of students in the United Arab Emirates, small institutions risk having to shut down, the author argues.

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.

A Conversation With the Leader of the UAE’s Largest University

Sarah Lynch / 04 Mar 2015 / Opinion

The chancellor of the Higher Colleges of Technology talks about the institution’s organization and teaching style.

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.