Somaliland Uses Phones to Help Improve Schools

Doreen Ajiambo / 16 Jul 2018 / News

This self-governing region of Somalia is one of many areas in Africa that are using mobile technology to help more children get a quality education.

Using Artificial Intelligence to Read Arabic Comics

Edward Fox / 11 Mar 2018 / News

With their complex mixture of word and image, Arabic comics are being used to extend the capabilities of artificial intelligence.

The Arab World’s Often Overlooked Space Research

Benjamin Plackett / 11 Feb 2018 / News

A new book highlights the work of Arab scientists who are making major strides in satellite technology and the discovery of distant planets.

U.S. Program in Greece Helps Refugees Become Students Again

Nikolia Apostolou / 05 Feb 2018 / News

The refugees take classes at U.S.-affiliated colleges that could help them attend a European or American university in the future.

Start-Ups Trying to Improve Lives Get a Boost From the U.N.

Jacob Wirtschafter / 30 Jan 2018 / News

Young technology companies in Turkey and the West Bank are among six firms that recently won grants from Unicef’s Innovation Fund.

The Researcher Who Wants to Tidy the Web

Benjamin Plackett / 20 Oct 2017 / News

This researcher believes the Internet has expanded without any oversight and wants to correct that.

Egypt Plans Radical Change in Measuring High-School Success

Tarek Abd El-Galil / 22 Aug 2017 / News

Egypt’s ministry of education plans to depart from the exclusive reliance on a single exam at the end of high school.

In Morocco, a Big Push for Vocational Education

Ursula Lindsey / 23 May 2017 / News

Recent Moroccan vocational education efforts include an emphasis on close partnerships with industry and emphasis on soft skills, such as communication.

Egypt Debates Introducing Electronic Textbooks

Amira Sayed Ahmed / 05 May 2017 / News

The plan would cut government printing costs, but families would need expensive electronic reading devices and possibly Internet access.

World Cup Inspires Innovation Research in Qatar

Eman Kamel / 28 Mar 2017 / News

Practical ideas for life in a hot climate could be useful beyond soccer.