Academics Uneasy About Honorary Degrees for Rulers

Wagdy Sawahel / 03 Feb 2017 / News

Awarding symbolic doctorates to political rulers has a long and controversial history at Arab Universities.

New Egyptian High-School Exam Seeks to Fight Cheating

Menna Farouk / 23 Jan 2017 / News

Ministry of Education hopes exam papers will be harder to leak on social media.

In Egypt, Bribes Help the Illiterate Pass Tests

Ahmed Atef / 29 Nov 2016 / News

A corrupt system is allowing thousands of illiterate people to pass literacy tests. Those people go on to use literacy certificates to get government jobs and driving licenses.

New Report Strikes an Optimistic Note on Arab Education

Wagdy Sawahel / 11 Nov 2016 / News

The U.K.-based Commonwealth Secretariat ranks Arab countries as doing fairly well on Arab educational development, compared to their international peers.

UAE Higher Education: The Struggle for Quality

Burton Bollag / 22 Sep 2016 / News

A recent study points to a need for better oversight and more coordination of the rapidly growing university sector.

The Ethical Minefield of International Partnerships

Burton Bollag / 19 Aug 2016 / News

The view that every international partnership is a force for good has been replaced by a more cautious approach reflecting core academic values.

Exams in Tents: A Symbol of Deterioration?

Ahmed ElShamy / 01 Jul 2016 / News

Cairo University students say university services and facilities are declining. The administration says it is being fiscally responsible.

Global Competitiveness Report Puts Egypt in the Dust

Ahmed ElShamy / 27 Oct 2015 / News

The annual World Economic Forum places Egypt next to last in education among the countries it ranks. Critics say the report isn’t fair.

Arab World Moving Up in Global University Rankings

Benjamin Plackett / 01 Oct 2015 / News

Changes to the Times Higher Education’s methodology have resulted in more Arab universities being included in the ranking

Faking Quality Control for Universities

Benjamin Plackett / 24 Feb 2015 / News

An international organization that uses the term “accreditation” provides little of it, leaving students in the lurch.