Collaboration is the Future for Arab University Libraries

Wagdy Sawahel / 09 Jan 2017 / Resources

Academic libraries in the Arab world are discovering the benefits of working together in consortia.

Expanding Higher Education Support for Syrians— A Workshop

/ 29 Nov 2016 / Resources

Almost 100 individuals and organizations dedicated to providing higher-education to Syrian refugees met to discuss ongoing challenges, the need for better coordination, and recommendations to donors, governments, and scholarship providers for improving educational access.

Graphic: Applications Swamp Scholarships for Syrians

Al-Fanar Media Reporting Team / 04 Oct 2016 / Resources

Major scholarship programs for Syrian refugees are swamped with applications again this fall.

Fact File: Major Scholarship Programs for Syrians

Burton Bollag / 04 Oct 2016 / Resources

An at-a-glance summary of scholarship programs for Syrian refugee students.

Arab Science Needs More Respect

Benjamin Plackett / 22 Sep 2016 / Resources

Arab countries are exporting their best researchers instead of building up the scientific enterprise locally, say the authors of chapter in a UNESCO report.

Learning the Right Language is Key for Refugees

Benjamin Plackett / 04 Aug 2016 / Resources

For Syrian refugee students, the choice of which language to learn is key, and not always obvious, says a new report.

Infographic: Few Eligible Syrians Enroll in Turkish Universities

/ 27 Jul 2016 / Resources

The proportion of eligible Syrians enrolled in Turkish universities is tiny, according to UNHCR statistics.

Resources From A Workshop on Helping
Syrian Refugees

/ 25 Apr 2016 / Resources

At a workshop co-sponsored by Al-Fanar Media, the British Council, and SPARK, with support from CARA, more than 100 participants gathered in Istanbul March 1 – 2, 2016.

Arab Youth Survey Suggests Unemployment Drives Terrorism

Rasha Faek / 22 Apr 2016 / Resources

A survey found Arab young people believe religion plays too much of a role in society. But survey respondents said unemployment is driving some youth into the arms of the Islamic State.

Arab Social Sciences: Scarce, But Sorely Needed

Ursula Lindsey / 09 Apr 2016 / Resources

A new report reveals a shortage of the social sciences in Arab universities, despite the benefits that they could bring.