A prominent group of human rights lawyers reports on severe restrictions on academic freedom in the first quarter of 2017.
In the wake of Coptic church bombings, educators are reflecting on what role universities, including Al-Azhar, the beacon of Sunni Islam, might have in teaching tolerance—or intolerance.
Egyptian universities are meting out punishments that far outweigh student infractions in an apparent attempt to keep a tight lid on student activism, the author says.
An Egyptian academic reflects on how people react to her when she travels and on the latest indignity, the U.K. and U.S. laptop ban.
A court has sentenced economist and human rights advocate, Nasser Bin Ghaith, to ten years in jail over his Tweets. The “bubble universities” are quiet.
A writer calls for a unified approach to support academic freedom in Egypt.
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.