Authorities are stepping up their use of vague defamation laws to effectively silence critics of corruption in government, civil liberties advocates say.
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.
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.
In two new reports, the Arab Barometer finds gradually shifting attitudes on women’s place in society and broad disillusionment among young people.
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.
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.
As scholarship programs for refugee youth expand, the UN refugee agency and others are trying to make sure the programs do not place refugee youth at risk.
President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily blocking the citizens of seven countries from entering the United States could ultimately affect up 17,000 Arab and Iranian students.
Attacks and other hostile acts against Muslim students have left foreign students wary about their status in the United States.