A Kuwaiti Academic Fights for Embracing Diversity

Aisha Elgayar / 27 Sep 2017 / News

Ibtihal Al-Khatib adopts critical thinking as a lifestyle and a teaching method to her students at Kuwait 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.

In Kuwait, Students Can Buy Ready-Made Research

Aisha Elgayar / 20 Aug 2017 / News

Some Kuwaiti universities are now using software to detect work that is not the student’s own.

Kuwait Worries Expat Workforce Is Taking Jobs from College Graduates

Aisha Elgayar / 24 Apr 2017 / News

Graduate unemployment rates are rising, but some say the problem isn’t foreign labor.

Cooperation is Key to Strengthening Research, Scholars Say

Aisha Elgayar / 17 Jan 2017 / News

Scientific research in the Arab region faces a lack of funding, but better exchange of information could help.

Five Years After the Arab Spring, Report Warns of New Uprising

Edward Fox / 11 Dec 2016 / News

With two thirds of the Arab population under 30, a United Nations agency makes an urgent call for economic and political reform.

New Report Strikes an Optimistic Note on Arab Education

Wagdy Sawahel / 11 Nov 2016 / News

The U.K.-based Commonwealth Secretariat ranks Arab countries as doing fairly well on Arab educational development, compared to their international peers.

Young Researchers’ Funding Struggles Magnified in the Arab World

Benjamin Plackett / 08 Aug 2016 / News

A recent study of the difficulties young U.S. researchers face echoes in the Middle East—but the story is slightly different.

In Kuwait, a War Against Fake University Degrees

Aisha Elgayar / 29 Mar 2016 / News

The Ministry of Education has summoned the holders of fraudulent degrees to court, opening a debate about how such fakes became so prevalent.

Kuwait Takes a Practical Step Forward in Solar Energy

Aisha Elgayar / 26 Oct 2015 / News

A new project will save the equivalent of 12 million barrels of oil a year, revealing the potential of applied science in the region.