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Development Gender Internationalization Research Science

A Small Network of Arab and German Academics Aspires to Have a Large Impact

Burton Bollag | 23 Mar 2020

An “academy” of early-career researchers in Germany and Arab countries promotes international, interdisciplinary research projects “on the boundary between science and society.”

Politics Refugees

Volunteers Find Rewards in Helping Refugee Students in France

Burton Bollag | 17 Mar 2020

A group called Pangea, founded by a law student, sponsors weekly get-togethers for refugees and helps them adapt to their new country.

Language Refugees Scholarships

Universities in France Help Refugees Succeed as Students

Burton Bollag | 16 Mar 2020

University leaders have embraced programs that provide language training and social support to migrants as they make the transition from exiles to students.

Arts & Culture Conflict Technology & Online Learning Terrorism

Devastated Middle Eastern Heritage Sites Are Recreated Digitally

Burton Bollag | 12 Feb 2020

At a virtual exhibition, museum-goers can experience four of the most famous historical sites in the Middle East.

Arab Spring Democracy Human Rights Politics Protests

Freedom of Expression in Lebanon Faces New Threats

Burton Bollag | 03 Feb 2020

Authorities are stepping up their use of vague defamation laws to effectively silence critics of corruption in government, civil liberties advocates say.

Admissions Data & Surveys Policy Quality Control

Arab Public-Opinion Survey Finds Widespread Dissatisfaction With Education

Burton Bollag | 29 Jan 2020

The Arab Barometer, one of the largest public-opinion surveys of the Arab region, has found that the region’s residents have a low opinion of the quality of public education.

Data & Surveys Schools Standardized Tests Students Testing

Arab Countries Rank Poorly in Latest PISA Tests

Burton Bollag | 12 Dec 2019

Six Arab nations participated in the 2018 running of the Programme for International Student Assessment, better known as PISA. Five of them scored in the bottom third of all countries taking part.

Data & Surveys Development Employment Gender Internet Politics

Survey Finds Modest Gains in Support for Arab Women’s Rights

Burton Bollag | 13 Sep 2019

In two new reports, the Arab Barometer finds gradually shifting attitudes on women’s place in society and broad disillusionment among young people.

Academic Freedom Arab Spring Politics Research

Arab Political Scientists Find New Support

Burton Bollag | 03 Sep 2019

Scholars in the Middle East face an array of challenges. The new Arab Political Science Network wants to help them collaborate more and increase their output.

Administration Faculty Politics Students Technology & Online Learning

In Syria, the Complicated Web that Sanctions Weave

Burton Bollag | 07 Feb 2019

As the Syrian conflict subsides in many areas of the country, international education leaders are debating if they should step in to aid Syrian students, professors, and universities.




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