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.

Syrian Higher Education Faces a Long Recovery

Zina Shahla / 02 May 2018 / News

Professors have fled, students are dropping out or struggling to balance study and jobs, and businesses complain that graduates lack skills.

Help for Syrian Students in Countries Close to Home

Rasha Faek / 01 May 2018 / News

A project of the Mediterranean Universities Union is setting up support units at institutions in Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq.

Group Seeks ‘Quantum Leap’ in Aid for Refugee Students

Rasha Faek / 30 Apr 2018 / News

An organization based in Portugal that has been helping Syrian students continue their university studies now wants to accelerate those efforts.

In Sudan, a Tradition of Campus Debate Is Threatened

Alaa Shibeika / 20 Apr 2018 / News

Universities in Sudan have a heritage of political discussion that is increasingly in conflict with the government’s desire to suppress protest.

A Circus School Celebrates Palestinian Identity

Asma' Jawabreh / 19 Apr 2018 / News

The organization gives young Palestinians a voice in their homeland, and shares their heritage locally and abroad.

Refugees Get a Taste of Swiss University Life

Veronica DeVore / 17 Apr 2018 / News

Several Swiss universities have introduced ways for refugees to try attending their institutions to grow their perspectives and opportunities.

Returning Students Want to Help Rebuild Gambia

Alpha Kamara, Kadijjatou Jawo / 12 Apr 2018 / News

Many who fled under the country’s former president now are resuming studies or seeking jobs in their homeland.

Refugee Students’ Success in Kenya Inspires Others

Tonny Onyulo / 03 Apr 2018 / News

Despite the challenges of being displaced and studying in ill-equipped schools, refugee youth perform well in Kenya’s national exams.