Student strikers at the British University of Egypt said it was trying to profit from them, while administrators said they were just trying to pass on real costs. The university president has resigned.
Higher-education leaders have rallied around the University of Manouba, which has been the subject of Salafist attacks.
Two years after Mr. Mubarak’s ouster, universities are treading water, with calls for much-needed reforms bogged down by unrest and political partisanship.
If Arab students can’t get jobs, they can create them. That is often the reasoning behind teaching entrepreneurship. How is it working out in Egypt?
Syrian students outside their country are cut off from financial support and pulled into political conflicts. Inside Syria, even students who win scholarships can’t get visas.
The Emirates aspire to be a cultural and academic hub. But critics say that shrinking rights of expression contradict that goal.
Despite the relatively large number of cooperation agreements between Tunisian universities and their Western counterparts, there are many challenges that prevent the full use of the agreements
Named after El-Sayed’s historic stance on academic freedom, The March 9 movement has achieved one of its central goals: to rid Egyptian universities of security forces. Now its members face a broader, more ambiguous fight.
The budget of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Jordan increased by 27 percent for 2013, the ministry said. The projected increase in spending was greeted cautiously by many professors.