Emad Shahin, a political scientist in exile from the American University of Cairo, talks about the lack of academic freedom in his home country of Egypt.
An Egyptian independent organization says the banning of foreign researchers from entering the country is largely based on their anti-government stances.
The death of an Italian graduate student also speaks to Egypt’s attitude toward research, knowledge, and the international connections of its scholars.
The tragic disappearance and murder of Cambridge Ph.D. student in Cairo has come as a profound shock for the international academic community.
Academic architecture departments are absent from important political discussions of the built environment in the Arab world, argues the author.
In her last year in university, Asma’ Jawabreh writes about the difficulties she faces as the Israel-Palestine conflict flares up again.
A Moroccan intellectual has stopped eating, saying the government has blocked him from leaving the country.
Academic freedom is different from university independence, and more than just a basic human right. The distinctions are important, argues the author.
The Egyptian minister of higher education writes about the improvements in the universities there and the stability that has been achieved.
Journalism professor says coverage of the emirate may owe to more than genuine human-rights concerns.