A Scholar Says Archaeology Could Benefit Jordan

Ammar Faris / 10 Jul 2018 / News

A Jordanian scientist believes archaeological discoveries could draw more tourists to his country. But he thinks support for the discoveries is weak.

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.

Invention Could Ease Jordan’s Water-Scarcity Problem

Ammar Faris / 17 May 2018 / News

A young researcher has developed a device to reclaim salty water that’s wasted during the purification process and reuse it.

Rising Fees Make Students Quit Master’s Degrees in Egypt

Tarek Abd El-Galil / 27 Mar 2018 / News

Students seeking advanced degrees say that tuition increases at public universities are pushing some of them to give up on their ambitions.

Mental-Health Care on Arab Campuses is Increasing—Slowly

Asma' Jawabreh, Benjamin Plackett, Ibtissem Jamel, Mahnaz Maktabi, Motiaa Hallak, Tarek Abd El-Galil / 27 Feb 2018 / News

Some universities in the Middle East have added services based on Western models. Others offer no services at all.

Yemen’s Ongoing War Leaves Scientific Research Crippled

Aseell Sarih / 20 Feb 2018 / News

Academic research in Yemen has been seriously threatened by the closure of many research centers and the lack of funding due to the war.

Saudi Cuts in Student Aid Leave Some Struggling

Aisha Elgayar / 15 Feb 2018 / News

The government has not said when or how it will resume an internal scholarship program it suspended two years ago.

Egyptian Team’s Dinosaur Find Is a Long-Sought Link

Tarek Abd El-Galil / 13 Feb 2018 / News

The remains of a new species found in Egypt may help solve mysteries about the last 30 million years of dinosaurs’ time on Earth.

The Arab World Turns to Its People for Solutions

Eman Kamel / 12 Feb 2018 / News

New platforms seek to democratize problem-solving by tapping the wisdom of the crowd.

Water is Scarce in Egypt; So Are Research Funds

Tarek Abd El-Galil / 10 Nov 2017 / News

The country’s scientists are devising innovative ways of dealing with declining water resources, but financial and other challenges impede putting their projects into effect.