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.

Donors Fall Short on Aid for Refugee Education

Benjamin Plackett / 02 Oct 2017 / News

Human Rights Watch tracked the progress of six governments in fulfilling pledges they made last year. It found delays and big gaps between promises and delivery.

Rising Tuition in Jordan Highlights Flawed University Finances

Mohammad Fraij / 13 Aug 2017 / News

With dwindling government support, Jordanian universities says they have few places to turn but tuition to finance academic programs. Students say are being unfairly sacrificed.

Program in Turkey Uses Cash to Encourage School Attendance

Sabah Hamamou / 31 May 2017 / News

International organizations are supporting a cash-for-school attendance strategy to try to improve the proportion of refugee children in school.

Participation in Student Activities Drops in Egypt

Tarek Abd El-Galil / 23 May 2017 / News

Egyptian universities have witnessed a marked decline in the number of student activities for political and economic reasons, a new report says.

A Country Runs Out of Cash, and Students Suffer

Tarek Abd El-Galil / 02 May 2017 / News

As the power struggles in Libya intensify, Libyan banks are literally without enough paper money, and the challenges Libyan students face increase.