The government has not said when or how it will resume an internal scholarship program it suspended two years ago.
Freedom of speech is diminishing globally and Arab countries are leading this trend. But their citizens disagree as to whether fading freedom is a problem.
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has supported centers at some of the world’s best-known universities. Now he is under house arrest.
In the Arabian Gulf, researchers have found high concentrations of tiny plastic beads that may carry toxic pollutants. But their work has been hobbled by the recent rift between Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
As boycott persists, students face disruptions and officials warn of longer-term impact.
After many Arab countries broke relations with Qatar, Qataris abroad are facing the consequences and Arab students and professors in Qatar also feel threatened.
Hatoon al Fassi, a Saudi scholar, has provoked controversy in Qatar for arguing that the Koran, correctly interpreted, supports the empowerment of women.
While Arab youth are eager to use the Arab massive open online courses’ platforms, Arab academic institutions seem reluctant to cooperate with such organizations
Awarding symbolic doctorates to political rulers has a long and controversial history at Arab Universities.
With two thirds of the Arab population under 30, a United Nations agency makes an urgent call for economic and political reform.