Protests in Iraq expressing widespread discontent with high unemployment, low living standards and corruption have met with live ammunition.
International academics face increasing difficulties in getting visas to work at Palestinian universities. Some see a campaign to harm Palestinian education behind the apparently arbitrary decisions.
A new laboratory that has opened in Jordan allows international scientists to explore the behavior of matter at the atomic and subatomic level.
A documentary highlights the difficulties that refugee scientists face in trying to continue their careers in exile.
A medical school in Beirut offers an elective that explores the ancient language’s connection to modern Lebanon.
As the country’s conflict drags on, university buildings have been bombed, professors have lost their salaries and university students find their lectures empty.
Turkish universities in border regions are giving more secure jobs to Syrians academics who can teach refugee students in Arabic.
Parents in the United Arab Emirates place strong value in degrees and hope their children will take up science- and math-based professions.
The U.A.E.’s high-speed computational network is helping researchers and educators collaborate.
The UAE is home to the world’s largest collection of branch campuses. But with uneven quality control, interested students would be wise to do thorough research.