Journalism Schools Need to Modernize; Sociologists Can Help

Paula El Khoury / 07 Mar 2018 / Opinion

Arab governments may be more likely to tolerate reporters writing in foreign languages, but more journalists need to write in Arabic.

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.

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.

Who Defines “Excellence” in Education? And How?

Clara Morgan / 13 May 2016 / Opinion

A more inclusive approach to improving educational quality in the Arab region could be the best solution.

Studying Gulf Countries, their Influence and Divides

Ursula Lindsey / 09 Nov 2015 / Opinion

A new academic publication at the University of Oxford is taking an interdisciplinary look at the countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council.

How to Avoid Getting Cheated by Phony Scholarships

Benjamin Plackett / 24 Feb 2015 / Opinion

Fraudulent universities use fake scholarships as bait to lure unsuspecting students to part with their money. Here’s how to protect yourself.