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Employment Faculty Finances Protests Students

Professors’ Strike at Lebanon’s Only Public University Reveals Social and Economic Gaps

Olivia Cuthbert | 27 Jun 2019

Professors at Lebanese University have been on strike for almost two months, saying it is their only possible political weapon to wring much-needed resources from the government.

Conflict Human Rights Politics Students

Palestinian Law Students Get Practical Experience in Human Rights Work

Sarah Mills | 24 Jun 2019

An independent clinic at Al-Quds University trains students in documenting human rights violations and conducts advocacy campaigns to raise awareness.

Inequality Internationalization Refugees

The Push to Expand Refugee Access to Higher Education

Michael Scaturro | 20 Jun 2019

At a conference in Berlin this week, international organizations discussed how to improve the ability of refugees around the world to enroll in higher education.

Curriculum Health & Medicine Protests Students

Dispute Over Medical Studies in Morocco Heats Up

Ursula Lindsey | 17 Jun 2019

Students of medicine, pharmacy and dentistry are boycotting classes and exams, even as the government threatens to crack down.

Academic Freedom Critical Thinking Finances Religion Research

American U. in Cairo Cancels an Endowed Chair; Questions Follow

Jabeen Bhatti | 14 Jun 2019

The AUC professor of comparative religion who lost the title says his academic freedom was infringed. The university says it had to honor a request from the benefactor’s son, who allegedly pressured the professor.

Health & Medicine Research Science

In Muscat, Rare Mice Help Scientists Understand High Blood Pressure

Benjamin Plackett | 13 Jun 2019

With access to a laboratory that houses mice and rats, a researcher in Oman has created a new biological insight into high blood pressure, a major health issue in the Arab region.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts Religion

New Waves: How Moroccan Artist Mohamed Melehi Shaped an Aesthetic

Heba Elkayal | 07 Jun 2019

An intimately scaled retrospective of Moroccan artist Mohammed Melehi in London shows how abstract expressionism in the Middle East was culturally inspired.

Arts & Culture Liberal Arts

For Emirati Artist Farah Al Qasimi, Her Photographs ‘Filter’ Her World

Heba Elkayal | 24 May 2019

Teaching and working in New York, the artist opens viewers to new possibilities of seeing the mundane with curiosity and wonder.

Accreditation Arabic Language

A New Certificate Measures Arabic Language Proficiency

Edward Fox | 20 May 2019

A Paris-based organization provides the certificate, which is based on a widely used standard for measuring levels of proficiency in many languages.

Accreditation Admissions Conflict Politics Refugees

Turkey’s ‘Soft Power’ in Syria: A University With Accredited Degrees

Ahmed al-Ogla | 16 May 2019

A Turkish university offers a new chance at accredited degrees for Syrians in opposition-held territory, but it is difficult for many of them to reach.




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