The Quest to Build Africa’s First Atomic Clock

Benjamin Plackett / 15 Jun 2018 / News

A Tunisian researcher wants to be the first in his continent to measure time with atomic precision.

Researchers See Water at Root of Tunisia’s Inequality Problem

Benjamin Plackett / 07 Jun 2018 / News

Tunisia’s rural regions need more water to share in the country’s prosperity, scholars say.

Debate Clubs Catch on at Arab Universities

Eman Kamel / 14 May 2018 / News

The clubs build critical-thinking skills and give students the freedom to express opinions in a structured way.

Patterns of Disease Are Changing in the Arab World

Benjamin Plackett / 08 May 2018 / News

Non-communicable diseases associated with lifestyle and environment are on the rise, but disease patterns vary greatly by income levels and, in some cases, gender.

AIDS Deaths Soar in the Arab Region

Benjamin Plackett / 10 Apr 2018 / News

Deaths from AIDS are declining globally, but they are increasing in the Middle East and North Africa.

Mental-Health Care on Arab Campuses is Increasing—Slowly

Asma' Jawabreh, Benjamin Plackett, Ibtissem Jamel, Mahnaz Maktabi, Motiaa Hallak, Tarek Abd El-Galil / 27 Feb 2018 / News

Some universities in the Middle East have added services based on Western models. Others offer no services at all.

Tunisian Engineers vs Higher Education Ministry

Khaoula Sliti / 16 Feb 2018 / News

In Tunisia, the biggest group representing engineers has caused controversy by criticizing the country’s higher education ministry over its perceived failure to maintain academic standards.

The Arab World Turns to Its People for Solutions

Eman Kamel / 12 Feb 2018 / News

New platforms seek to democratize problem-solving by tapping the wisdom of the crowd.

Women Make Gains as Judges in Tunisia

Ibtissem Jamel / 18 Jan 2018 / News

More women are studying law, and many choose a career in the judiciary. But social expectations may slow their advancement.

Tunisian Women Break Employment Stereotypes

Ibtissem Jamel / 19 Dec 2017 / News

In search of better jobs, Tunisian women have started to study vocational subjects traditionally taken only by men.