Ibtissem Jamel is a Tunisian journalist with 12 years experience. She works at Alchourouk newspaper. She has an MA in media and communication Sciences and is working on her PHD now.
Months of strikes and protests by students and professors who want better conditions and pay threaten to derail the academic year in both countries.
Some universities in the Middle East have added services based on Western models. Others offer no services at all.
More women are studying law, and many choose a career in the judiciary. But social expectations may slow their advancement.
In search of better jobs, Tunisian women have started to study vocational subjects traditionally taken only by men.
Hundreds of Tunisian professors are leaving the country each year, putting the quality of higher education in the country at risk, policy makers say.
The Tunis International Book Fair welcomed a large crowd—and academic books were among the key attractions.
Tunisian universities attract many international students. The visitors praise the universities, but complain of racism and other obstacles.
A Tunisian writer has a fresh perspective on the British Council’s annual Going Global conference, held this year in South Africa.
Tunisian law is tough on illegal drugs, leaving many young people in prison when they would rather be on university campuses.
Tunisian students say their studies are hampered by the curfews on campuses that have followed recent attacks.