Gilgamesh is an Iraqi freelance writer and essayist based in Turkey. He writes essays and articles on Middle Eastern politics, education, art, literature and women's rights. He writes for electronic magazines including Al Fanar Media, Hewar Mutamaddin “Civil Talk” and publishes book reviews in Iraqi newspapers. Some of his essays have appeared in USA Today and other American newspapers. He has active pages on Facebook on art, archaeology and global heritage. He carries has a degree from the Kasr Al Ainy school of medicine – Egypt.
The governance of Kurdistan’s many universities and the fate of its minority students are among the issues that are up in the air as the region votes on an independence referendum.
As the Iraqi-led coalition takes back territory, liberated universities are trying to serve students again.
To meet a need for Arabic versions of publications in science and humanities, volunteers are publishing new translations online.
Thousands of books are donated to rebuild the library of the University of Mosul, in Iraq.
Graduates forced to leave war-torn countries find delays and frustration in their path to jobs.
With job opportunities shrinking, campus-based career centers are helping graduates’ to get the employment that does exist.
An international effort is under way to begin restoration of Syria’s “Bride of the Desert”.
Using techniques as varied as satellite imagery and social media, a group of Czech scholars is documenting the lost heritage of the Iraqi city.
Fourteen Arab groups organized an online event to help explain evolution, but the event appears to have been a cyber-attack victim.
Since the fall of Mosul, Iraq, the unidentified writer behind a respected blog has been shedding light on life under Islamic State rule.