Bridging a Gap in Education Support for Refugees

Edward Fox / 04 Jan 2018 / News

A group that started small in one London neighborhood now helps young people across the United Kingdom and supplies research to international clients.

Shunned by Neighbors, Qatar Seeks New Research Partnerships

Eman Kamel / 18 Dec 2017 / News

The tiny Gulf nation is diversifying its research collaborations through new projects with Turkey, Oman, and Kuwait.

Students’ Lack of Political Engagement Is Cause for Concern, Author Says

Ammar Faris / 15 Dec 2017 / News

A Jordanian academic looks into the reasons for the decline of university students’ political awareness and suggests academic solutions.

A Haven No More: The Closing of Aassoun Tower

Edward Fox / 11 Dec 2017 / News

For 40 Syrian refugee families, the unfinished building had been an oasis of stability amid crisis. They were evicted last month.

Arrested Saudi Prince Has Been a Major Academic Donor

Eric J. Lyman / 06 Nov 2017 / News

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has supported centers at some of the world’s best-known universities. Now he is under house arrest.

Oxfam Urges Help for Youths Returning to Mosul

Gilgamesh Nabeel, Sarah Wachter / 30 Oct 2017 / News

A new report looks at what services are needed by the Iraqi youth who have survived the conflict in Mosul or who fled and came back.

Strife in South Sudan Puts Children at Risk

Tonny Onyulo / 03 Oct 2017 / News

Thousands have been abducted to be soldiers in the nation’s civil war. Many more have fled to avoid that fate. Schools are being attacked.

Referendum on Kurdistan’s Independence Echoes in Education

Gilgamesh Nabeel, Jacob Wirtschafter / 23 Sep 2017 / News

The governance of Kurdistan’s many universities and the fate of its minority students are among the issues that are up in the air as the region votes on an independence referendum.

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.

The Palestinian Museum Hosts Its First Exhibit

Asma' Jawabreh / 31 Aug 2017 / News

Forty-eight artists contributed to an inaugural exhibit that looks at Palestinians’ aspirations through the lens of Jerusalem.