Rising Tuition in Jordan Highlights Flawed University Finances

Mohammad Fraij / 13 Aug 2017 / News

With dwindling government support, Jordanian universities says they have few places to turn but tuition to finance academic programs. Students say are being unfairly sacrificed.

Once Reviled, Libyan Archaeologists Take on a New Role

Edward Fox / 07 Aug 2017 / News

The study of the remains of ancient civilizations, once considered a relic of colonialism, is making a comeback.

Researchers Ask, Is Dubai Really Cosmopolitan?

Benjamin Plackett / 03 Aug 2017 / News

French researchers will use sociological data to answer the question scientifically—and stir debate about what the term means.

Tunisian Professors Flee the Country for Better Salaries

Ibtissem Jamel / 28 Jul 2017 / News

Hundreds of Tunisian professors are leaving the country each year, putting the quality of higher education in the country at risk, policy makers say.

A Mexican-Syrian Friendship Sparks a Refugee Program

Riham Alkousaa / 27 Jul 2017 / News

Two men who met in Iraq have begun helping Syrians study in Mexico, showing how middle-income countries can respond to the refugee crisis.

First Refugee Scholarship Program Experiences Rapid Growth

Rasha Faek, Tarek Abd El-Galil / 25 Jul 2017 / News

The DAFI scholarship program administered by the UN Refugee Agency, which provides social and psychological support alongside academic awards, has grown 89 percent since 2015.

New “Education Passport” Tested in Greece

Nikolia Apostolou / 21 Jul 2017 / News

A Norwegian project to hold a refugee’s academic history in a single document and to simplify admission to higher education in host countries is catching on.

Zig-Zagging Government Policies Hurt Jordanian Vocational Education

Mohammad Fraij / 18 Jul 2017 / News

Constantly changing government decisions have discouraged students from pursuing vocational and technical professions.

Researchers Find Pollution from Cosmetics in Gulf Waters

Benjamin Plackett / 14 Jul 2017 / News

In the Arabian Gulf, researchers have found high concentrations of tiny plastic beads that may carry toxic pollutants. But their work has been hobbled by the recent rift between Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

Discovery of Oldest Human Remains Fosters Moroccan Pride

Benjamin Plackett / 07 Jul 2017 / News

After finding the oldest recorded fossils of human ancestors, in Morocco, researchers continue to dig to tell their story.