One of the foremost figures in the Arab world to use performance measurement to improve higher education talks about institutional research.
Khaled Fahmy, a historian who has paid close attention to recent Egyptian politics, turns his focus in an interview to the obstacles to critical thinking in Egyptian higher education.
A teacher reflects on how her expectations of having a woman wearing a face veil in her classroom compared to the reality.
Building on experience in China and Russia, a business school professor talks about how working in the developing world can be an advantage that can take institutions to the top.
War in Syria has pushed professors to emigrate, students to drop out, and destroyed university buildings. But many Syrian universities press on, and there are ways to help them, the author says.
Al Fanar interviewed Muhammad Faour, a scholar who has surveyed how 11 Arab countries teach citizenship. He found that what is taught in the classroom is often divorced from political realities.
An analyst argues that the time has come for Moroccan public universities to start asking students for fees.
The Egyptian political crisis spurred a scholar to reflect on how universities could go beyond teaching critical thinking and toward promoting critical citizenship.
The editor of Al Fanar suggests how lessons from cutting news stories might be applied to scholarly writing.
Massive open online courses could wind up only serving those who are already privileged, says one academic who studies pedagogy.