How University Admissions Distorts Some Arab Societies

Elizabeth Buckner / 11 May 2013 / Opinion

In many Arab countries, university admissions is forcing youth into careers that they have no interest in, derailing economies instead of fueling them, and adding to social resentment.

Why I Didn’t Go to Dubai

Khaled Fahmy / 25 Feb 2013 / Opinion

Khaled Fahmy argues that the lack of understanding of the nature and value of a liberal education poses the gravest danger to Arab education.

How “Al Fanar” Got its Name

Rasha Faek / 21 Feb 2013 / Opinion

When I first did an Internet search for news items in Arabic related to universities, the most prominent results that I got turned up phrases such as: “Student killed… teachers on strike student protests… … exams postponed.”