Books in Bags Lead to Back Pain

Benjamin Plackett / 29 Oct 2018 / News

New research measured the forces on students’ spines created by heavy backpacks, and how poor posture amplifies those forces.

Arab Citizens Are Disenchanted with Politics

Benjamin Plackett / 16 Oct 2018 / News

Analysis of detailed 2016 survey data indicates a lack of interest among residents of Arab countries in civic engagement.

Protests Disrupt Universities in Algeria and Tunisia

Ibtissem Jamel, Tarek Abd El-Galil / 02 Jul 2018 / News

Months of strikes and protests by students and professors who want better conditions and pay threaten to derail the academic year in both countries.

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.

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.

New Report Strikes an Optimistic Note on Arab Education

Wagdy Sawahel / 11 Nov 2016 / News

The U.K.-based Commonwealth Secretariat ranks Arab countries as doing fairly well on Arab educational development, compared to their international peers.

Two Parallel Universes In Algerian Education

Toufik Bougaada / 16 Aug 2016 / News

Students are protesting the confused route to master’s and doctoral degrees in the North African country.

Leaked Questions and Answers Disrupt National Exams

Jacob Wirtschafter / 11 Jun 2016 / News

In Egypt and Algeria, students are cheating on high-school exit examinations using websites that leak exam information.

Algerian Students Are Victims of the Country’s Language Confusion

Rim Hayat Chaif / 24 Sep 2015 / News

Algeria has made Arabic the teaching language in its primary and secondary schools, but universities usually teach in French. Students stumble.