A Student’s Primer on Accreditation

Sarah Wachter / 09 Jan 2018 / Resources

Accreditation is a puzzling term to many, but it can have a critical, lifelong affect on the choices students seeking a higher education make.

For Syrian Refugees in Lebanon, Precarious Lives

Edward Fox / 11 Dec 2017 / Resources

Syrians who have fled the fighting in their homeland feel increasingly insecure in their host country, surveys from a Lebanese university show.

Research Results Are Increasingly Available For Free

Edward Fox / 29 Sep 2017 / Resources

A movement to make the fruits of research available without charge has helped students and faculty members gain access to an increasing number of academic articles.

An Online Movement Translates Academic Articles Into Arabic

Gilgamesh Nabeel / 09 Jun 2017 / Resources

To meet a need for Arabic versions of publications in science and humanities, volunteers are publishing new translations online.

Fact File: Syrians’ Right to Work in Nearby Countries

Rasha Faek / 25 Feb 2017 / Resources

Restrictions in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey continue to limit Syrians’ ability to work legally.

Collaboration is the Future for Arab University Libraries

Wagdy Sawahel / 09 Jan 2017 / Resources

Academic libraries in the Arab world are discovering the benefits of working together in consortia.

Learning the Right Language is Key for Refugees

Benjamin Plackett / 04 Aug 2016 / Resources

For Syrian refugee students, the choice of which language to learn is key, and not always obvious, says a new report.

Arab Youth Survey Suggests Unemployment Drives Terrorism

Rasha Faek / 22 Apr 2016 / Resources

A survey found Arab young people believe religion plays too much of a role in society. But survey respondents said unemployment is driving some youth into the arms of the Islamic State.

Arab Social Sciences: Scarce, But Sorely Needed

Ursula Lindsey / 09 Apr 2016 / Resources

A new report reveals a shortage of the social sciences in Arab universities, despite the benefits that they could bring.

Arab Youth Doubt Democracy Will Be Delivered

Benjamin Plackett / 28 Apr 2015 / Resources

Findings from a region-wide survey reveal the hopes and concerns of university-age adults.