Familiar themes and new insights rose in the discussion at a higher-education conference in Algeria.
A region once considered Iraq’s success story has fallen down into troubled times. Higher education could help it climb back up.
As the Lebanese university enters its 150th year, its new president has outlined big plans for what it needs to accomplish.
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.
The chief technology officer at IBM Middle East and Africa talks about what the company looks for in graduates.
Yemeni university graduates stand helpless because of the inability of the state to hire them.
In a frank, wide-ranging interview, Tawfik Jelassi talks about the country’s efforts to improve its universities.
Egypt’s young people have toppled two inept governments. With a proper education, they could help revive the country, says Farouk El-Baz.
The leader of the Word Bank’s higher-education efforts talks about the institution’s efforts in the MENA region and responds to longstanding suspicions.