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.

Tunisian Professors Flee the Country for Better Salaries

Ibtissem Jamel / 28 Jul 2017 / News

Hundreds of Tunisian professors are leaving the country each year, putting the quality of higher education in the country at risk, policy makers say.

Cairo University President Leaves Legacy of Stability

Jacob Wirtschafter, Mina Nader / 28 Jun 2017 / News

Gader Gad Nassar steps down as president of Cairo University this month. His supporters say he has helped defend the institution from political and religious divisiveness.

Diplomatic Crisis Over Qatar Worries Gulf Educators

Eman Kamel / 27 Jun 2017 / News

As boycott persists, students face disruptions and officials warn of longer-term impact.

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.