Professors have fled, students are dropping out or struggling to balance study and jobs, and businesses complain that graduates lack skills.
More students are seeking advanced degrees, hoping for academic jobs, but many find only part-time positions.
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.
For the third year in a row, Yusuf Al-Qaoud leads two key listings of the most cited researchers in Jordan.
Experts from universities and centers across the region met in Beirut to discuss how to craft professional-development programs that work.
A program at the University of Southampton trains faculty members at the University of Tripoli in new approaches to teaching.
A student who entered medical school in Syria in 2011 persevered through six years of conflict.
Ibtihal Al-Khatib adopts critical thinking as a lifestyle and a teaching method to her students at Kuwait University.
The ongoing violence in Libya has forced many of its professors to leave and shut down eight universities.
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.