Taking a Hard Look at Teacher Training

Habib Battah / 16 Jan 2018 / News

Experts from universities and centers across the region met in Beirut to discuss how to craft professional-development programs that work.

Helping Libyan Professors Become Better Teachers

Edward Fox / 29 Nov 2017 / News

A program at the University of Southampton trains faculty members at the University of Tripoli in new approaches to teaching.

Qatar’s Museums Embrace an Educational Role

Eman Kamel / 03 Nov 2017 / News

Following a global trend, the institutions present exhibitions that prompt conversations on topics not always taught in schools.

A Nation Searches for Teachers

Christian Locka / 10 Oct 2017 / News

In war-torn Central African Republic, sorely needed teachers are recruited from other walks of life to educate displaced children.

A School of Fine Arts Feels the Effects of War

Al-Fanar Media Reporting Team / 04 Oct 2017 / News

A well-regarded institution within Damascus University has managed to stay open during Syria’s civil war, but not without changes.

Legendary Lebanese Filmmaker Now Focuses on Students

Motiaa Hallak / 20 Sep 2017 / News

Georges Nasr made a reputation for himself in international film festivals, where he is experiencing a revival, but these days he concentrates on teaching movie making.

A Syrian Professor Restarts His Career in Germany

Riham Alkousaa / 04 Sep 2017 / News

Kamal Al Haj was a popular and progressive dean of media studies at Damascus University, but chose to move to Germany to expand his professional horizons.

Women and Islam: A Topic that Troubles

Ursula Lindsey / 10 Mar 2017 / News

Hatoon al Fassi, a Saudi scholar, has provoked controversy in Qatar for arguing that the Koran, correctly interpreted, supports the empowerment of women.

Syrian Academics Get Secure Jobs in Turkey

Sabah Hamamou / 07 Mar 2017 / News

Turkish universities in border regions are giving more secure jobs to Syrians academics who can teach refugee students in Arabic.

Egyptian Online Platform Shakes Up Private Tutoring

Menna Farouk / 15 Feb 2017 / News

Tutorama aims to make high quality tutoring easily accessible in Egypt.