Rebuilding Health Care After Conflicts: Lebanon as a Case Study in Failure

Habib Battah / 10 Jan 2017 / Opinion

Experts are beginning to mull how to rebuild health-care systems after conflicts ease in the Arab region. Lebanon provides a case study in dysfunction, the author argues.

A New Self-Assessment Tool for Universities

Lori Mason, Rebecca Ward / 09 Sep 2016 / Opinion

Self-assessment can give universities in developing countries a head start for improvement, a tool more relevant than rankings.

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.

The Paradox of Higher Education in MENA

Shanta Devarajan / 30 Jun 2016 / Opinion

To improve higher education in the Middle East and North Africa, the writer urges a shift in the focus of education away from public-sector jobs.

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.

A Conversation with the LAU President: Education and Lebanon’s Future

Ida Sophie Winter / 09 Oct 2015 / Opinion

Joseph Jabbra, the president of Lebanese American University, talks about steering his institution through difficult political and economic times.

Educational Standards May Not Help Education

Maha Bali / 04 Apr 2015 / Opinion

Efforts at “quality control” can actually damage, or ignore, what goes on in a classroom, and a learner’s mind, Maha Bali argues.

What will 2015 Mean for Arab Universities?

Wagdy Sawahel / 22 Jan 2015 / Opinion

Scholars and administrators interested in Arab higher education review the past year and look ahead in 2015.

How Can Educational Success Be Measured?

D.D. Guttenplan, David Wheeler / 04 Jul 2014 / Opinion

In a global debate, experts question how to determine the quality of schools and universities.

A Conversation with the Head of the Association of Arab Universities

/ 07 Feb 2014 / Opinion

Sultan Abu-Orabi, secretary general of a higher-education association, talks about the region’s challenges and opportunities.