At a Cairo conference this month, scholars began the process of listing a form of traditional Yemeni poetry on the Unesco register of Intangible Cultural Heritage to help make sure that it endures.
New projects use artificial intelligence to read Arabic publications of all kinds, opening up the possibility that local, print-only archives could be transformed into widely-available, searchable online resources.
A prominent environmental scientist has relentlessly published and campaigned about the health and environmental effects of depleted uranium used for military purposes in Iraq.
In a pair of recently edited volumes, experts gauge the current status of higher education and call for improvements.
A Paris-based organization provides the certificate, which is based on a widely used standard for measuring levels of proficiency in many languages.
A scholar who left Gaza to study in the United Kingdom writes and speaks about improving education in her homeland, and the restrictions on it.
An Oxford-based project collects aerial and satellite photographs of historically important sites across the Middle East and North Africa.
As the need for Russian military aid to the Syrian government appears to wind down, Russia remains intertwined in Syrian higher education.
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates pledged to increase their humanitarian aid, including money for teachers’ pay. It’s unclear, though, how the aid will be delivered.
The Middle East Studies Association has joined other critics in denouncing recent Israeli actions against student leaders at Birzeit University and other institutions.