The efforts of genetic engineering researchers to increase wheat productivity face many challenges, most notably the lack of laws supporting the application of their research.
The country’s scientists are devising innovative ways of dealing with declining water resources, but financial and other challenges impede putting their projects into effect.
As a philosopher, Mohamed Osman El-Khosht was devoted to Islam’s dialogue with science and other religions. Now he brings an emphasis on critical thinking to Egypt’s largest university.
An Al-Fanar Media survey of the quality assurance for higher education in 16 Arab countries found heavy regulation of the licensing of higher-education institutions but little in the way of follow up to monitor quality.
Vocational education’s goal of giving young people practical skills that would make them desirable to employers isn’t working out in Egypt.
Millions of malnourished children are at risk of problems in their cognitive development, say experts.
Egypt’s ministry of education plans to depart from the exclusive reliance on a single exam at the end of high school.
Hundreds of Tunisian professors are leaving the country each year, putting the quality of higher education in the country at risk, policy makers say.
The DAFI scholarship program administered by the UN Refugee Agency, which provides social and psychological support alongside academic awards, has grown 89 percent since 2015.
Gader Gad Nassar steps down as president of Cairo University this month. His supporters say he has helped defend the institution from political and religious divisiveness.