Yemen’s Ongoing War Leaves Scientific Research Crippled

Aseell Sarih / 20 Feb 2018 / News

Academic research in Yemen has been seriously threatened by the closure of many research centers and the lack of funding due to the war.

A School for Yemenis in Somalia Keeps Dreams Alive

Doreen Ajiambo / 19 Feb 2018 / News

The school is a stabilizing influence for some of the young refugees who have fled the fighting in Yemen.

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 Malnutrition’s Aftermath, Researchers See a Hidden Crisis—Education

Benjamin Plackett / 05 Sep 2017 / News

Millions of malnourished children are at risk of problems in their cognitive development, say experts.

First Refugee Scholarship Program Experiences Rapid Growth

Rasha Faek, Tarek Abd El-Galil / 25 Jul 2017 / News

The DAFI scholarship program administered by the UN Refugee Agency, which provides social and psychological support alongside academic awards, has grown 89 percent since 2015.

Refugee Scholarships Should “First, Do No Harm”

Burton Bollag / 31 May 2017 / News

As scholarship programs for refugee youth expand, the UN refugee agency and others are trying to make sure the programs do not place refugee youth at risk.

Arab Students in Turkey Facing Arbitrary Arrest

Al-Fanar Media Reporting Team / 10 May 2017 / News

In the wake of the Turkish president’s referendum victory last month, the government is arresting and deporting Arab students.

Yemen: Chaos, War and Higher Education

Faisal Darem / 11 Apr 2017 / News

As the country’s conflict drags on, university buildings have been bombed, professors have lost their salaries and university students find their lectures empty.

Yemeni Youth Speak: “We Are Stranded”

Sabah Hamamou / 10 Apr 2017 / News

Young people from Yemen, even those studying overseas, are caught in the crossfire of the country’s civil war and are either blocked from access to education or at great risk of losing it.

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.