Refugee Scientists: The Unknown Number

Sean Treacy / 07 Sep 2018 / News

As crises escalate, so does the number of displaced scientists. But a precise overall count is elusive.

New Beginning for a Yemeni Scholar in Norway

Tarek Abd El-Galil / 24 Aug 2018 / News

Eqbal Dauqan starts a new research and teaching career in northern Europe after losing hope of returning soon to her war-torn country.

War Worsens Plight of Disabled Students in Yemen

Aseell Sarih / 05 Jul 2018 / News

New hardships and cuts in financial support have ended studies for some. The war “has killed our future,” one student said.

Yemen’s War Reaches Into Public-University Classrooms

Edward Fox / 05 Jun 2018 / News

In territory held by the Iranian-supported rebels, the conflict has resulted in professors and classes that reflect the Houthi views.

Report Details Attacks on Education Worldwide

Edward Fox / 10 May 2018 / News

Seven Arab countries show an increase in violence against schools, universities, students and staff in the past five years.

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.

A New Film Focuses on 4 Arab Researchers’ Lives in Exile

Tarek Abd El-Galil / 06 Mar 2018 / News

A documentary highlights the difficulties that refugee scientists face in trying to continue their careers in exile.

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.