Students’ Lack of Political Engagement Is Cause for Concern, Author Says

Ammar Faris / 15 Dec 2017 / News

A Jordanian academic looks into the reasons for the decline of university students’ political awareness and suggests academic solutions.

Report Shows Arab World’s Differing Opinions on Freedom of Expression

Benjamin Plackett / 08 Dec 2017 / News

Freedom of speech is diminishing globally and Arab countries are leading this trend. But their citizens disagree as to whether fading freedom is a problem.

In a Refugee Camp, Classrooms Open Up to Somali Girls

Tonny Onyulo / 05 Dec 2017 / News

Displaced from their homeland, the girls are taking advantage of an opportunity to break with tradition and go to school.

A Team Effort to Combat Domestic Violence

Edward Fox / 28 Nov 2017 / News

In Lebanon, a university and a police force collaborate on a training program to improve the police response to domestic violence.

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.

NYU Department Cuts Ties With Abu Dhabi Campus

Eric J. Lyman / 12 Nov 2017 / News

The department is protesting the Emirates’ denial of visas for two professors and calling on NYU’s president to lobby the U.A.E.’s government to change its visa policies.

Drought in Somalia Drives Children from School

Tonny Onyulo / 29 Oct 2017 / News

Where food and water are scarce, children and families forego education to survive.

New Cairo University Leader Advocates for Progressive Islam

Jacob Wirtschafter, Mina Nader / 24 Oct 2017 / News

As a philosopher, Mohamed Osman El-Khosht was devoted to Islam’s dialogue with science and other religions. Now he brings an emphasis on critical thinking to Egypt’s largest university.

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.

Academic Freedom Report Highlights Repression in Turkey

Edward Fox / 26 Sep 2017 / News

A report by Scholars at Risk details more than 250 attacks on academic freedom in 35 countries over the past year.