Zajal, a Folk Poetry Form, Reaches a New Generation

Edward Fox / 18 May 2018 / News

Students compete in eloquence in the country’s first academic competition in traditional Lebanese folk poetry.

Invention Could Ease Jordan’s Water-Scarcity Problem

Ammar Faris / 17 May 2018 / News

A young researcher has developed a device to reclaim salty water that’s wasted during the purification process and reuse it.

NYU Abu Dhabi Work Force Is at Risk, Report Says

Eric J. Lyman / 15 May 2018 / News

A faculty-student alliance at New York University charges its Abu Dhabi campus is still at high risk of forced-labor practices: A university report has a much more positive view.

Debate Clubs Catch on at Arab Universities

Eman Kamel / 14 May 2018 / News

The clubs build critical-thinking skills and give students the freedom to express opinions in a structured way.

Report Details Attacks on Education Worldwide

Edward Fox / 10 May 2018 / News

Seven Arab countries show an increase in violence against schools, universities, students and staff in the past five years.

Patterns of Disease Are Changing in the Arab World

Benjamin Plackett / 08 May 2018 / News

Non-communicable diseases associated with lifestyle and environment are on the rise, but disease patterns vary greatly by income levels and, in some cases, gender.

In Education, Gulf Women Don’t Focus on Jobs

Edward Fox / 07 May 2018 / News

Two studies found that women in Gulf countries are not focused on employment in their pursuit of academic degrees, but are optimistic about their futures.

American Studies Gets an Arab Twist

Eman Kamel / 03 May 2018 / News

Despite some skepticism about its purpose, the discipline is gaining presence at Arab universities.

Syrian Higher Education Faces a Long Recovery

Zina Shahla / 02 May 2018 / News

Professors have fled, students are dropping out or struggling to balance study and jobs, and businesses complain that graduates lack skills.

In Somalia, Educational Quality Starts with Teachers

Doreen Ajiambo / 01 May 2018 / News

Training programs aim to turn the tide on quality of instruction, learning standards and attendance