Taking a Hard Look at Teacher Training

Habib Battah / 16 Jan 2018 / News

Experts from universities and centers across the region met in Beirut to discuss how to craft professional-development programs that work.

Bridging a Gap in Education Support for Refugees

Edward Fox / 04 Jan 2018 / News

A group that started small in one London neighborhood now helps young people across the United Kingdom and supplies research to international clients.

A Haven No More: The Closing of Aassoun Tower

Edward Fox / 11 Dec 2017 / News

For 40 Syrian refugee families, the unfinished building had been an oasis of stability amid crisis. They were evicted last month.

The Dutch Learn to Welcome Refugee Students

Gordon Darroch / 22 Nov 2017 / News

A program in the Netherlands builds bonds between native students and newcomers, and hopes to lower the refugees’ dropout rate.

Germany Sees Mixed Results in Refugee Education

Austin Davis / 19 Nov 2017 / News

The nation has been the leading destination for refugees in Europe, but lacks a central plan for educating them.

An Important Step Toward Stopping a Parasitic Disease

Benjamin Plackett / 22 Oct 2017 / News

Researchers in Lebanon are determining the genetics of a parasite prevalent in refugee camps.

Studying Medicine in Time of War

Al-Fanar Media Reporting Team / 15 Oct 2017 / News

A student who entered medical school in Syria in 2011 persevered through six years of conflict.

A School of Fine Arts Feels the Effects of War

Al-Fanar Media Reporting Team / 04 Oct 2017 / News

A well-regarded institution within Damascus University has managed to stay open during Syria’s civil war, but not without changes.

Donors Fall Short on Aid for Refugee Education

Benjamin Plackett / 02 Oct 2017 / News

Human Rights Watch tracked the progress of six governments in fulfilling pledges they made last year. It found delays and big gaps between promises and delivery.

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.