In Egypt, Genetic Crop Modification Is On Hold

Tarek Abd El-Galil / 14 Dec 2017 / News

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.

Water is Scarce in Egypt; So Are Research Funds

Tarek Abd El-Galil / 10 Nov 2017 / News

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.

New Cairo University Leader Advocates for Progressive Islam

Jacob Wirtschafter, Mina Nader / 24 Oct 2017 / News

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.

A Regional Survey: How Arab Countries Regulate Quality in Higher Education

Rasha Faek / 12 Sep 2017 / News

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.

Egyptian Vocational Education Largely Fails the Country’s Youth

Tarek Abd El-Galil / 08 Sep 2017 / News

Vocational education’s goal of giving young people practical skills that would make them desirable to employers isn’t working out in Egypt.

In Malnutrition’s Aftermath, Researchers See a Hidden Crisis—Education

Benjamin Plackett / 05 Sep 2017 / News

Millions of malnourished children are at risk of problems in their cognitive development, say experts.

Egypt Plans Radical Change in Measuring High-School Success

Tarek Abd El-Galil / 22 Aug 2017 / News

Egypt’s ministry of education plans to depart from the exclusive reliance on a single exam at the end of high school.

Tunisian Professors Flee the Country for Better Salaries

Ibtissem Jamel / 28 Jul 2017 / News

Hundreds of Tunisian professors are leaving the country each year, putting the quality of higher education in the country at risk, policy makers say.

First Refugee Scholarship Program Experiences Rapid Growth

Rasha Faek, Tarek Abd El-Galil / 25 Jul 2017 / News

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.

Cairo University President Leaves Legacy of Stability

Jacob Wirtschafter, Mina Nader / 28 Jun 2017 / News

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.