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.

An Ambitious Agenda for the American University of Beirut

Fadlo R. Khuri / 04 Apr 2016 / Opinion

As the Lebanese university enters its 150th year, its new president has outlined big plans for what it needs to accomplish.

Lack of Training Opportunities Hampers Educational and Economic Outcomes

Saleh Al-Shair / 31 Jan 2016 / Opinion

Few universities in the region are meeting students’ needs for practical training, but if industry, educators and government work together they can create solutions, the author writes.

A Conversation with IBM’s Naguib Attia: Revolutionizing Education

Sarah Lynch / 29 Jan 2015 / Opinion

The chief technology officer at IBM Middle East and Africa talks about what the company looks for in graduates.

University Graduates With No Hope For Jobs

Asma al-Mohattwari / 23 May 2014 / Opinion

Yemeni university graduates stand helpless because of the inability of the state to hire them.

A Conversation With Tunisia’s New Higher-Education Minister

Burton Bollag / 09 Apr 2014 / Opinion

In a frank, wide-ranging interview, Tawfik Jelassi talks about the country’s efforts to improve its universities.

After Two Revolts, Egypt’s Energetic Youth Deserve a Better Education

Farouk El Baz / 17 Jul 2013 / Opinion

Egypt’s young people have toppled two inept governments. With a proper education, they could help revive the country, says Farouk El-Baz.