Development Gender Inequality Minorities

A University Leader Inspires Other Working Arab Women

Amr EL-Tohamy | 15 Apr 2019

Nemat Shafik, the first female director of the London School of Economics, believes in the importance of quality education for Arab youth and in removing barriers for women.

Arts & Culture Democracy Development Politics Publishing

Freedom of Creativity Is Under Siege in Egypt

Amr EL-Tohamy | 18 Mar 2019

Publishers, authors and bookstore owners feel pressure as the government clamps down on books with political content.

Development Finances Research Science

New Effort to Share Scientific Equipment Creates Potential Efficiencies

Tarek Abd El-Galil | 26 Feb 2019

A new online platform seeks to bring together United Arab Emirates research institutions to facilitate researchers’ access to devices they need. Egypt may follow suit.

Academic Freedom Faculty Politics

Rift Widens Between American University in Cairo’s Faculty Members and Its Leadership

Amr EL-Tohamy | 15 Feb 2019

Faculty members have voted no confidence in the institution’s president. The board of trustees has unanimously backed him, leaving the campus set up for long-term tension.

Critical Thinking Curriculum Liberal Arts

Project Seeks to Brighten Philosophy’s Image

Tarek Abd El-Galil | 03 Dec 2018

In Egypt, a program known as “Philosophy in Plain Arabic seeks to dispel negative perceptions and explore the discipline’s connection to everyday realities.

Architecture Arts & Culture

Contemporary Egyptian Art in a Historic Setting

Heba Elkayal | 27 Nov 2018

A contemporary Egyptian art exhibition in the historic setting of Manial Palace in Cairo offers an alternative narrative for art and a novel tourist attraction.

Arabic Students Teaching

A Musical Approach to Teaching Arabic

Tarek Abd El-Galil | 30 Oct 2018

An Egyptian academic uses songs to help non-native speakers learn Arabic and help attract foreign students to his country.

Health & Medicine Research Schools Students

Books in Bags Lead to Back Pain

Benjamin Plackett | 29 Oct 2018

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

Academic Freedom Conflict Faculty Students

Academic Freedom Project Highlights Arab, Turkish Cases

Edward Fox | 23 Oct 2018

Situations in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey and Israel are highlighted in a new global report that documents attacks on higher education, including violence and restrictions on sharing ideas.

Faculty Research Science

Triple Threat: Administrator, Teacher, Researcher

Amr EL-Tohamy | 17 Oct 2018

Ehab Abdel-Rahman, the American University in Cairo’s provost, seeks to develop new ways of teaching physics along with pursuing his passion for energy research.




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