An Ambitious Agenda for the American University of Beirut

Fadlo R. Khuri / 04 Apr 2016 / Opinion

As the Lebanese university enters its 150th year, its new president has outlined big plans for what it needs to accomplish.

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.

A Conversation with IBM’s Naguib Attia: Revolutionizing Education

Sarah Lynch / 29 Jan 2015 / Opinion

The chief technology officer at IBM Middle East and Africa talks about what the company looks for in graduates.

University Graduates With No Hope For Jobs

Asma al-Mohattwari / 23 May 2014 / Opinion

Yemeni university graduates stand helpless because of the inability of the state to hire them.

A Conversation With Tunisia’s New Higher-Education Minister

Burton Bollag / 09 Apr 2014 / Opinion

In a frank, wide-ranging interview, Tawfik Jelassi talks about the country’s efforts to improve its universities.

After Two Revolts, Egypt’s Energetic Youth Deserve a Better Education

Farouk El Baz / 17 Jul 2013 / Opinion

Egypt’s young people have toppled two inept governments. With a proper education, they could help revive the country, says Farouk El-Baz.

A Conversation With the World Bank’s Higher Ed Leader

/ 04 Jul 2013 / Opinion

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.