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Debate Clubs Catch on at Arab Universities

Eman Kamel / 14 May 2018 / News

The clubs build critical-thinking skills and give students the freedom to express opinions in a structured way.

Report Details Attacks on Education Worldwide

Edward Fox / 10 May 2018 / News

Seven Arab countries show an increase in violence against schools, universities, students and staff in the past five years.

Portal Gives Researchers More Public Exposure

Malak Makki / 08 May 2018 / Resources

A new project is building an open archive of research projects in the Arab region, to make that knowledge more available to the public.

Patterns of Disease Are Changing in the Arab World

Benjamin Plackett / 08 May 2018 / News

Non-communicable diseases associated with lifestyle and environment are on the rise, but disease patterns vary greatly by income levels and, in some cases, gender.

In Education, Gulf Women Don’t Focus on Jobs

Edward Fox / 07 May 2018 / News

Two studies found that women in Gulf countries are not focused on employment in their pursuit of academic degrees, but are optimistic about their futures.

Are Small Classes Best? It’s Complicated

Beckie Supiano / 06 May 2018 / Opinion

The writer describes the conversation surrounding the relationship between effective teaching and course size.

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