New “Education Passport” Tested in Greece

Nikolia Apostolou / 21 Jul 2017 / News

A Norwegian project to hold a refugee’s academic history in a single document and to simplify admission to higher education in host countries is catching on.

Researchers Find Pollution from Cosmetics in Gulf Waters

Benjamin Plackett / 14 Jul 2017 / News

In the Arabian Gulf, researchers have found high concentrations of tiny plastic beads that may carry toxic pollutants. But their work has been hobbled by the recent rift between Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

10 Iraqi Universities Rebuild In Wake of Islamic State

Gilgamesh Nabeel / 04 Jul 2017 / News

As the Iraqi-led coalition takes back territory, liberated universities are trying to serve students again.

For Students from Darfur, a Bleak Present and Future

Tarek Abd El-Galil / 04 Jul 2017 / News

Darfur students at Sudanese universities face major economic challenges and continuous violence and discrimination.

Cairo University President Leaves Legacy of Stability

Jacob Wirtschafter, Mina Nader / 28 Jun 2017 / News

Gader Gad Nassar steps down as president of Cairo University this month. His supporters say he has helped defend the institution from political and religious divisiveness.

Diplomatic Crisis Over Qatar Worries Gulf Educators

Eman Kamel / 27 Jun 2017 / News

As boycott persists, students face disruptions and officials warn of longer-term impact.

Tunisian Researchers Probe the Roots of Radicalization

Khaoula Sliti / 19 Jun 2017 / News

With support from the higher education ministry, four collaborative research projects seek to understand how terrorism begins among young people, its impact, and how to stop it.

Arab Students Caught in Regional Conflict With Qatar

Aisha Elgayar / 13 Jun 2017 / News

After many Arab countries broke relations with Qatar, Qataris abroad are facing the consequences and Arab students and professors in Qatar also feel threatened.

Historical Wounds Are Not Healing in Tunisia

Ursula Lindsey / 06 Jun 2017 / News

Transitional justice process sparks debate about how historians have treated the country’s founding father and his legacy.

Arab Students in Turkey Facing Arbitrary Arrest

Al-Fanar Media Reporting Team / 10 May 2017 / News

In the wake of the Turkish president’s referendum victory last month, the government is arresting and deporting Arab students.