Egypt Prescribes Changes for Doctors in Training

Tarek Abd El-Galil / 20 Sep 2018 / News

The new system, designed to meet international accreditation standards, will give medical students more hands-on experience in hospitals.

‘Reconciliation Studies’ Seeks Inroads In Arab Region

Edward Fox / 14 Sep 2018 / News

An international academic alliance is developing programs in conflict-resolution studies at universities in the Middle East and North Africa.

Refugees Are Focus of New Academic Programs in Jordan

Ammar Faris / 27 Aug 2018 / News

In a kingdom straining to serve large numbers of displaced people, some universities are offering advanced degrees on the issue.

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.

American Studies Gets an Arab Twist

Eman Kamel / 03 May 2018 / News

Despite some skepticism about its purpose, the discipline is gaining presence at Arab universities.

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.

Somalis Leaving Kenya Face Educational Roadblocks

Tonny Onyulo / 03 Dec 2017 / News

Young Somalis who have had to leave a refugee camp in Kenya to return home under controversial circumstances are not able to continue their education.

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.

Egyptian Vocational Education Largely Fails the Country’s Youth

Tarek Abd El-Galil / 08 Sep 2017 / News

Vocational education’s goal of giving young people practical skills that would make them desirable to employers isn’t working out in Egypt.

Egypt Debates Introducing Electronic Textbooks

Amira Sayed Ahmed / 05 May 2017 / News

The plan would cut government printing costs, but families would need expensive electronic reading devices and possibly Internet access.