Solar Industry Could Create Opportunities for Arab Women

Elizabeth R. Bruce / 01 Nov 2018 / Opinion

As some Arab countries try to wean themselves from oil and expand alternative energy development, Arab women could benefit. But they need support from corporations and universities.

Young, Educated, Desperate to Emigrate

Ursula Lindsey / 03 Oct 2018 / Opinion

The death of a young Moroccan woman while trying to reach Spain adds fuel to a national debate about the future of youth in the country.

3 Ways Philanthropy Could Help Saudi Youth

Elizabeth R. Bruce / 31 Jul 2018 / Opinion

A survey of Saudi youth can help to inform how philanthropies working in the kingdom could help steer youth from their university lives to productive employment.

Education in Morocco: A Plea for a Middle Way

Ursula Lindsey / 06 Apr 2018 / Opinion

Reforming the education system in Morocco requires navigating between two extremes: expensive private schools and a free public system that fails its students.

How to Ask for a Recommendation

Leonard Cassuto / 05 Apr 2018 / Opinion

Getting a recommendation letter would be difficult if students do not guide their professors, the writer says.

In Hiring, University of Jordan Turns Away Its Own Graduates

Maram Alkayad / 13 Mar 2018 / Opinion

Why does a public university prefer to hire teaching staff from western universities?

Being Barred From Studying Photojournalism Because of My Gender Didn’t Stop Me

Eman Mohammed / 28 Aug 2017 / Opinion

A Palestinian student was barred from studying photojournalism due to her gender. Still, she did not stop to pursue her dream.

Scholarships Prepare New Leaders in Tunisia

Michelle Weisse Trueheart / 21 May 2017 / Opinion

Thomas Jefferson Scholarships to U.S. colleges increase the employment rate and volunteerism rate among participating Tunisian students.

In Algiers, Reflecting on Universities and Unemployment

Ursula Lindsey / 04 Jun 2016 / Opinion

Familiar themes and new insights rose in the discussion at a higher-education conference in Algeria.

Higher Education Could Support Kurdistan’s Economic Recovery

Lori Mason / 19 May 2016 / Opinion

A region once considered Iraq’s success story has fallen down into troubled times. Higher education could help it climb back up.