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Behind the Numbers: Arab Women in Research

Benjamin Plackett / 06 Aug 2018 / Resources

Arab participation in research is high compared to the rest of the world, but that rate masks difficulties women face in some countries and in male-dominated disciplines.

An Eye on the Cultural Landscape of Syria

Ursula Lindsey / 03 Aug 2018 / News

The organization Ettijahat, based in Beirut, offers grants to artists and researchers whose work illuminates the culture of a country in crisis.

The Idea of a Palestinian University

Sam Bahour / 02 Aug 2018 / Opinion

A plan for a university for Palestinians inside and outside their homeland goes back a long way, and it’s still an idea worth pursuing.

3 Ways Philanthropy Could Help Saudi Youth

Elizabeth R. Bruce / 31 Jul 2018 / Opinion

A survey of Saudi youth can help to inform how philanthropies working in the kingdom could help steer youth from their university lives to productive employment.

Social Media Can Fight the Arab Health Crisis

Marco Bardus / 30 Jul 2018 / Opinion

Platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn could help counter worrying health trends, but some communities are at risk of being left behind.

An Archaeology Project Connects Young Qataris to Their Past

Eman Kamel / 27 Jul 2018 / News

A university-led team is recovering artifacts that shed light on how people lived as modern Qatar emerged from a time when pearl diving was the economic focus.

Arab Magazines: A Neglected History Resurfaces

Ursula Lindsey / 24 Jul 2018 / Opinion

An exhibition in Rabat showcases publications whose mission was to gather and share the best thinking of its time, despite enormous challenges

Crown Prince Pushes Change in Saudi Higher Education

Aisha Elgayar, Edward Fox / 19 Jul 2018 / News

Mohammad bin Salman wants universities in the Kingdom to focus on the needs of the private sector, in a break with the free-handed policy of the previous Saudi king.

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