How Higher Education Can Help End Sexual Harassment

Mahmoud Salem / 25 Mar 2014 / Opinion

In the wake of a widely publicized sexual-harassment incident on an Egyptian campus, the author proposes a way to ease the problem.

Take Advantage of Open-Access Publishing

Maha Bali / 25 Mar 2014 / Opinion

Researchers can broaden the benefits of research with new forms of online publication, the author says.

A Year in Education Journalism

Rasha Faek / 11 Mar 2014 / Opinion

An Al-Fanar Media editor reflects on her experiences in the publication’s first year.

The Crucial Role of Data in Arab Higher Education

David Wheeler / 05 Mar 2014 / Opinion

At a gathering of those who do “institutional research” for Arab universities, the importance of their jobs became evident.

Another Step Forward for Arab MOOCs

/ 23 Feb 2014 / Opinion

Massive open online courses by and for Arabs are beginning to be a reality but raise many questions.

A Conversation with the Head of the Association of Arab Universities

/ 07 Feb 2014 / Opinion

Sultan Abu-Orabi, secretary general of a higher-education association, talks about the region’s challenges and opportunities.

A Costly “Free” Education

Bassem Youssef / 05 Feb 2014 / Opinion

The tale of Ismail, a medical student who gradually discovers the many expenses that come with his state-funded education.

Education and Egypt’s New Constitution

Isobel Coleman / 30 Jan 2014 / Opinion

The controversial new Egyptian constitution has little-noticed provisions on education that should be supported, says Isobel Coleman.

Would Your Mother Want You to Marry a Professor?

Belal Fadl / 27 Jan 2014 / Opinion

One measure of the status of university professors: Ask a mother if it is all right for her child to marry one.

Emad Shahin: Letter from an Accused Academic

/ 23 Jan 2014 / Opinion

A prominent scholar at the American University of Cairo responds to charges of “grand espionage”.