Measuring Quality in Higher Education Is a Tricky Proposition

Chester D. Haskell / 08 Feb 2018 / Opinion

Students need to understand what lies behind accreditation before they rely on it to make decisions, a consultant says.

How to Write a Dissertation in Your Second Language

Katherine Firth / 12 Jan 2018 / Opinion

A writing instructor offers tips on writing a Ph.D. dissertation in English for academics who use it as a second language.

2017: The Arab World in Books

Ursula Lindsey / 18 Dec 2017 / Opinion

A sampling of literary and scholarly works from across the region that we have enjoyed over the past year.

With Mass Arrests, Saudi Arabia Silences Independent Voices

Ursula Lindsey / 25 Sep 2017 / Opinion

The detainees include scholars, preachers and public intellectuals from across the ideological spectrum.

Making Sense of the Arab Uprisings’ Aftermath: Think Small

Ursula Lindsey / 14 Jun 2017 / Opinion

In drawing lessons from the 2011 Arab uprisings and their after-effects, scholars should zoom in on experiments in governance and activism, even if they failed.

The Light Inside the Tunnel

Sabah Hamamou / 22 May 2017 / Opinion

A slight twist on an old saying can help those discouraged by the situation in the Arab world, says an Al-Fanar Media editor.

New Insights On the Arab World: 2016 Books

Ursula Lindsey / 12 Dec 2016 / Opinion

Ursula Lindsey offers up a cornucopia of fiction and nonfiction in Arabic, English and French for an intellectual feast.

Survey Gives Panoramic View of Arab Higher Education

Karma El Hassan / 10 Aug 2016 / Opinion

A survey of universities across the MENA region shows many are checking students’ learning outcomes and institutional quality.

Stop Sending So Many Young People to University

Nathan Field / 11 Jul 2016 / Opinion

Vocational education paired with industry development is the best solution to Arab-region unemployment, the author argues.

Why Don’t Arabs Read?

Ursula Lindsey / 07 Jul 2016 / Opinion

Publishing statistics hint at low readership in the region, but many new ventures, large and small, seek to encourage reading.