In The Midst of War, Syria Raises Enrollment Fees

Mokhtar Alibrahim / 20 Jan 2017 / News

Students say fee increases make life even more difficult.

Cooperation is Key to Strengthening Research, Scholars Say

Aisha Elgayar / 17 Jan 2017 / News

Scientific research in the Arab region faces a lack of funding, but better exchange of information could help.

2 Egyptian Universities Start Religion-Blind Admission

Jacob Wirtschafter / 13 Jan 2017 / News

Cairo University and Ain Shams University have stopped requiring applicants and students to list their religion on official forms.

In Damascus, Little Water, Little Education

Rasha Faek / 12 Jan 2017 / News

The safety of children at schools is at risk following the water shortage in the Syrian capital.

Challenges of Academic Research in the Midst of War

Eman Kamel / 05 Jan 2017 / News

To get insights into armed conflicts, academics need to conduct research in conflict zones, but such research poses methodological, logistical and ethical challenges.

Young Arabs Don’t Want to Emigrate, New Study Says

Tarek Abd El-Galil / 14 Dec 2016 / News

Young Arabs face countless difficulties in trying to build a future, but contrary to many other reports a new study says most of them do not want to leave their countries.

Five Years After the Arab Spring, Report Warns of New Uprising

Edward Fox / 11 Dec 2016 / News

With two thirds of the Arab population under 30, a United Nations agency makes an urgent call for economic and political reform.

Refugee Youth Traumatized by War: Overwhelmed, Understudied

Benjamin Plackett / 11 Dec 2016 / News

Research with refugee children is scarce, but what research there is shows a strong need for early intervention, and a risk of perpetuating a cycle of violence.

Shrinking Egyptian Economy Could Cramp Social Sciences

Mai Shams El-Din / 08 Dec 2016 / News

As the Egyptian pound decreases in value against the dollar, academic disciplines that consider themselves the home of critical thinking say they are at risk.

Young Syrians Take Their Chances in Sudan

Rasha Faek, Tarek Abd El-Galil / 06 Dec 2016 / News

Sudan is the one Arab country that allows Syrians unconditional entry. But they face difficulties settling there, especially in education.