A Sense of Belonging: Lost, Then Found

American University of Beirut Students / 01 Jun 2014 / Opinion

Two students talked about their undergraduate experiences as they prepare to move on to new challenges.

“The Greatest Adventure the Arab World Has Experienced”

Rami Khouri / 31 May 2014 / Opinion

At the American University of Beirut’s graduation, Rami Khouri, journalist and academic, spoke stirringly about what has happened in the last four years in the Arab world.

University Graduates With No Hope For Jobs

Asma al-Mohattwari / 23 May 2014 / Opinion

Yemeni university graduates stand helpless because of the inability of the state to hire them.

Why I Left the “Dream Profession”

Gilgamesh Nabeel / 14 May 2014 / Opinion

A story of how Arab universities steered a man away from his true passions, until he seized control.

What Is Education For?

D.D. Guttenplan / 13 May 2014 / Opinion

As countries seek to improve schools and universities, institutional goals need to come into focus.

Lessons from Finland: A Conversation with Pasi Sahlberg

Nelly El Zayat / 06 May 2014 / Opinion

A Finnish education expert with experience in the Arab world suggests a less elitist and test-centric approach to education.

A Conversation with the Iraqi Minister of Higher Education

Mohammed Al-Rubaie / 02 May 2014 / Opinion

Iraq’s security problems are not preventing it from establishing new universities and ending “mandatory ignorance,” said the Iraqi higher-education minister.

Is Education a Right?

D.D. Guttenplan / 22 Apr 2014 / Opinion

While policymakers like to make grand statements about everyone having educational access, it rarely happens even in rich countries.

The Power of Social Media for the Semi-Privileged

Maha Bali / 19 Apr 2014 / Opinion

A Cairo academic reflects on how online tools keep her connected globally with her peers.

A Conversation With the Head of the Higher Arab Institute of Translation

Rasha Faek / 19 Apr 2014 / Opinion

Arabic should be the main teaching language in the region but needs to be modernized, says Inam Bioud.