Academic Freedom Project Highlights Arab, Turkish Cases

Edward Fox / 23 Oct 2018 / News

Situations in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey and Israel are highlighted in a new global report that documents attacks on higher education, including violence and restrictions on sharing ideas.

Triple Threat: Administrator, Teacher, Researcher

Amr EL-Tohamy / 17 Oct 2018 / News

Ehab Abdel-Rahman, the American University in Cairo’s provost, seeks to develop new ways of teaching physics along with pursuing his passion for energy research.

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.

Protests Disrupt Universities in Algeria and Tunisia

Ibtissem Jamel, Tarek Abd El-Galil / 02 Jul 2018 / News

Months of strikes and protests by students and professors who want better conditions and pay threaten to derail the academic year in both countries.

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.