New “Education Passport” Tested in Greece

Nikolia Apostolou / 21 Jul 2017 / News

A Norwegian project to hold a refugee’s academic history in a single document and to simplify admission to higher education in host countries is catching on.

In German Museums, Insights from Arab Refugees

Austin Davis / 05 Jul 2017 / News

Refugees are acting as docents and participating in intercultural workshops in some of Berlin’s most prominent museums.

10 Iraqi Universities Rebuild In Wake of Islamic State

Gilgamesh Nabeel / 04 Jul 2017 / News

As the Iraqi-led coalition takes back territory, liberated universities are trying to serve students again.

Rebuilding Mosul’s Library Book by Book

Gilgamesh Nabeel / 26 May 2017 / News

Thousands of books are donated to rebuild the library of the University of Mosul, in Iraq.

Research—Latest Weapon Against Female Genital Mutilation

Benjamin Plackett / 20 Apr 2017 / News

Academics in the region are taking on FGM and providing much needed data to help combat the practice.

Archaeologists Plan Post-Islamic-State Future in Iraq

Edward Fox / 27 Mar 2017 / News

In newly-liberated areas, archaeologists have begun assessing the damage done to sites of ancient Iraqi heritage and planning their future.

Ambitious But Secretive Arab Education Provider: Iran

Wagdy Sawahel / 21 Mar 2017 / News

Iranian universities are reaching out to the Arab world but are silent about their motives, creating suspicion in many quarters.

Getting Books Into the Hands of Arab Readers

Ursula Lindsey / 10 Feb 2017 / News

Grassroots and government initiatives hope to spread a culture of reading in the Arab region.

U.S. Travel Ban Temporarily Halted Amid Global Outcry

Ursula Lindsey / 07 Feb 2017 / News

The president’s executive order has provoked criticism from U.S. academics, but little debate in the Arab world.

Academics Uneasy About Honorary Degrees for Rulers

Wagdy Sawahel / 03 Feb 2017 / News

Awarding symbolic doctorates to political rulers has a long and controversial history at Arab Universities.