Syrian Higher Education Faces a Long Recovery

Zina Shahla / 02 May 2018 / News

Professors have fled, students are dropping out or struggling to balance study and jobs, and businesses complain that graduates lack skills.

Egypt Produces More Ph.D.’s Than It Can Hire

Amr EL-Tohamy / 27 Apr 2018 / News

More students are seeking advanced degrees, hoping for academic jobs, but many find only part-time positions.

Impoverished Syrian Teachers in Turkey

Hossam Al-Jabalawi / 18 Apr 2018 / News

Thousands of Syrian teachers have arrived in Turkey to escape the war. Still, many of them found it difficult to find a job due several obstacles.

An Influential Arab Scholar Focuses on the Health of Mothers and Newborns

Ammar Faris / 26 Mar 2018 / News

For the third year in a row, Yusuf Al-Qaoud leads two key listings of the most cited researchers in Jordan.

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.

Helping Libyan Professors Become Better Teachers

Edward Fox / 29 Nov 2017 / News

A program at the University of Southampton trains faculty members at the University of Tripoli in new approaches to teaching.

Studying Medicine in Time of War

Al-Fanar Media Reporting Team / 15 Oct 2017 / News

A student who entered medical school in Syria in 2011 persevered through six years of conflict.

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.

Libya’s Civil Disorder Has Closed 8 Universities

Khaoula Sliti / 05 Sep 2017 / News

The ongoing violence in Libya has forced many of its professors to leave and shut down eight universities.

A Syrian Professor Restarts His Career in Germany

Riham Alkousaa / 04 Sep 2017 / News

Kamal Al Haj was a popular and progressive dean of media studies at Damascus University, but chose to move to Germany to expand his professional horizons.