The Referendum on Kurdistan’s Independence Echoes in Education

Gilgamesh Nabeel, Jacob Wirtschafter / 23 Sep 2017 / News

The governance of Kurdistan’s many universities and the fate of its minority students are among the issues that are up in the air as the region votes on an independence referendum.

Legendary Lebanese Filmmaker Now Focuses on Students

Motiaa Hallak / 20 Sep 2017 / News

Georges Nasr made a reputation for himself in international film festivals, where he is experiencing a revival, but these days he concentrates on teaching movie making.

Sudan Begins To Tackle A Neglected Disease

Alaa Shibeika / 18 Sep 2017 / News

Sudanese academics are searching for a more effective treatment of a rare but destructive disease, mycetoma, that mostly affects poor laborers.

A Regional Survey: How Arab Countries Regulate Quality in Higher Education

Rasha Faek / 12 Sep 2017 / News

An Al-Fanar Media survey of the quality assurance for higher education in 16 Arab countries found heavy regulation of the licensing of higher-education institutions but little in the way of follow up to monitor quality.

Egyptian Vocational Education Largely Fails the Country’s Youth

Tarek Abd El-Galil / 08 Sep 2017 / News

Vocational education’s goal of giving young people practical skills that would make them desirable to employers isn’t working out in Egypt.

In Malnutrition’s Aftermath, Researchers See a Hidden Crisis—Education

Benjamin Plackett / 05 Sep 2017 / News

Millions of malnourished children are at risk of problems in their cognitive development, say experts.

Libya’s Civil Disorder Has Closed 8 Universities

Khaoula Sliti / 05 Sep 2017 / News

The ongoing violence in Libya has forced many of its professors to leave and shut down eight universities.

A Syrian Professor Restarts His Career in Germany

Riham Alkousaa / 04 Sep 2017 / News

Kamal Al Haj was a popular and progressive dean of media studies at Damascus University, but chose to move to Germany to expand his professional horizons.

The Palestinian Museum Hosts Its First Exhibit

Asma' Jawabreh / 31 Aug 2017 / News

Forty-eight artists contributed to an inaugural exhibit that looks at Palestinians’ aspirations through the lens of Jerusalem.

Egypt Plans Radical Change in Measuring High-School Success

Tarek Abd El-Galil / 22 Aug 2017 / News

Egypt’s ministry of education plans to depart from the exclusive reliance on a single exam at the end of high school.