Portal Gives Researchers More Public Exposure

Malak Makki / 08 May 2018 / Resources

A new project is building an open archive of research projects in the Arab region, to make that knowledge more available to the public.

Synaps Seeks to Be a Lab for Ideas in Beirut

Ursula Lindsey / 24 Apr 2018 / Resources

The young organization mentors researchers and publishes articles that mix data, social science and analysis.

An Online Archive of the Egyptian Revolution

Ursula Lindsey / 21 Feb 2018 / Resources

Activists have published nearly a thousand hours of unedited footage of the Egyptian uprising on a new website.

A Student’s Primer on Accreditation

Sarah Wachter / 09 Jan 2018 / Resources

Accreditation is a puzzling term to many, but it can have a critical, lifelong affect on the choices students seeking a higher education make.

Internationally Accredited Universities and Programs

/ 08 Jan 2018 / Resources

Al-Fanar Media has compiled a list of the more than 300 higher-education institutions and programs across the Arab region that are accredited by agencies outside of their home countries.

For Syrian Refugees in Lebanon, Precarious Lives

Edward Fox / 11 Dec 2017 / Resources

Syrians who have fled the fighting in their homeland feel increasingly insecure in their host country, surveys from a Lebanese university show.

Half of Refugee Children Are Not in School, Report Says

Sarah Wachter / 30 Oct 2017 / Resources

The crisis in education for refugee children is getting worse, not better, warns the U.N. refugee agency.

Research Results Are Increasingly Available For Free

Edward Fox / 29 Sep 2017 / Resources

A movement to make the fruits of research available without charge has helped students and faculty members gain access to an increasing number of academic articles.

Monitoring Quality in Arab Higher Education

Rasha Faek / 12 Sep 2017 / Resources

This resource, developed by Al-Fanar Media, provides detailed, country-specific information about how the quality of higher-education institutions is regulated and monitored in the Arab world.  This resource is an ongoing project that currently includes information for 17 countries. Information for additional countries will be added as it is collected, and existing information will be updated regularly. Related Article: “How Arab Countries Regulate Quality in Higher Education”Please use the clickable, interactive map or the list of countries below to see reports for individual countries. Project Details This project is an attempt to make clear who is responsible for the quality of higher education in each Arab country and what the guidelines and laws are that regulate the quality of higher education in each country.  We assigned journalists in each country to submit a standard set of questions to officials to determine the following: What government agency licenses universities and allows them to open, and what requirements does a university need to meet in order to open? Once a university is open, what agency, if any, follows up to check on the quality of instruction, facilities, and student services that the university offers? If an agency does such quality assurance, how does it perform […]

An Online Movement Translates Academic Articles Into Arabic

Gilgamesh Nabeel / 09 Jun 2017 / Resources

To meet a need for Arabic versions of publications in science and humanities, volunteers are publishing new translations online.