Khaoula is a Tunisian journalist and radio presenter at Shams FM (www.shemsfm.net). She has bachelor's degree in journalism and a masters degree in Media science.
In spite of losing his sight, Walid Al-Zaidi completed his education, obtained a Ph.D. and became a professor. For a month, he was Tunisia’s minister of culture.
Engineering and medical schools are collaborating to design ventilators, and government projects are attracting hundreds of researchers. Industry and investors are helping, too.
Tunisian students with disabilities have a great deal of difficulty attending university, a situation similar to many Arab countries. But a Tunisian researcher may eventually help the visually impaired.
In Tunisia, the biggest group representing engineers has caused controversy by criticizing the country’s higher education ministry over its perceived failure to maintain academic standards.
The ongoing violence in Libya has forced many of its professors to leave and shut down eight universities.
With support from the higher education ministry, four collaborative research projects seek to understand how terrorism begins among young people, its impact, and how to stop it.
Religious conservatives are using accusations of atheism and other tactics to try to silence Tunisian academics.
Students, professors, and the government are engaged in a new type of dialogue aimed at tackling the challenges in Tunisia’s education system.
Experts are chalking up the apparent increase in the number of student suicides in Tunisia to fear, discouragement and the inability to dream of a better future.