Fewer Arab Students Head for the United States

Edward Fox / 13 Nov 2018 / News

The Trump travel ban and cuts to a major Saudi scholarship program are among causes of the decline.

Syrian Youth: Still Seeking Education

Tarek Abd El-Galil / 05 Nov 2018 / News

The “lost generation” may have become a cliché, but the reality is that when it comes to education many Syrian youth are still lost.

Donor Interest Fades in Scholarships for Refugees

Austin Davis / 05 Nov 2018 / News

In many countries surrounding Syria, the needs of Syrian youth for financial help accessing higher education far outweigh the supply of funds available.

A Musical Approach to Teaching Arabic

Tarek Abd El-Galil / 30 Oct 2018 / News

An Egyptian academic uses songs to help non-native speakers learn Arabic and help attract foreign students to his country.

Books in Bags Lead to Back Pain

Benjamin Plackett / 29 Oct 2018 / News

New research measured the forces on students’ spines created by heavy backpacks, and how poor posture amplifies those forces.

Academic Freedom Project Highlights Arab, Turkish Cases

Edward Fox / 23 Oct 2018 / News

Situations in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey and Israel are highlighted in a new global report that documents attacks on higher education, including violence and restrictions on sharing ideas.

Saudi Students Are Caught in a Diplomatic Row

Benjamin Plackett / 19 Aug 2018 / News

Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic row with Canada has upended the future of thousands of Saudi students at Canadian universities, forcing them to leave the country just before the new semester starts.

U.N. Scrambles to Keep Schools for Palestinians Open

Asma' Jawabreh / 17 Aug 2018 / News

The agency serving Palestinian refugees across the Middle East is coping with a shortfall of funds after cuts in U.S. aid.

Zajal, a Folk Poetry Form, Reaches a New Generation

Edward Fox / 18 May 2018 / News

Students compete in eloquence in the country’s first academic competition in traditional Lebanese folk poetry.

Debate Clubs Catch on at Arab Universities

Eman Kamel / 14 May 2018 / News

The clubs build critical-thinking skills and give students the freedom to express opinions in a structured way.