Mai Shams El-Din

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Administration Finances

How Egypt’s Currency Plunge Trapped a University

Mai Shams El-Din | 13 Dec 2016

The chief financial officer of the American University in Cairo explains how a financial event the institution planned for still wound up making life harder for everyone involved.

Finances Research

Shrinking Egyptian Economy Could Cramp Social Sciences

Mai Shams El-Din | 08 Dec 2016

As the Egyptian pound decreases in value against the dollar, academic disciplines that consider themselves the home of critical thinking say they are at risk.

Finances Students

The Price of Master’s and Doctoral Degrees Jumps in Egypt

Mai Shams El-Din | 08 Sep 2016

Study beyond a bachelor’s degree suddenly gets more expensive, hitting dental and medical students particularly hard.

Refugees Technology & Online Learning

African Educators Consider Potential of Online Learning

Mai Shams El-Din | 01 Jun 2016

eLearning conference presentations highlight innovative uses of online courses and digital technology in teaching and learning.

New Drive for “People-to-People Education” in Region

Mai Shams El-Din | 24 May 2016

Web-based learning platforms aim to boost educational opportunities in the Arab world.


Universities Are Places Where Everybody Has the Right to be Wrong

Mai Shams El-Din | 10 Dec 2015

The president of the American University in Cairo has led a leading institution in the Arab region through one of the most turbulent periods in its history.

Students Technology & Online Learning

Tahrir Academy’s Shutdown Casts a Shadow Over Educational NGOs

Mai Shams El-Din, Tarek Abd El-Galil | 25 Aug 2015

A popular online learning website has been squeezed out of business by government laws, leaving other nonprofit educational organizations to wonder about their fate.

Protests Students

Death is This Week’s Headline in Egyptian Education

Mai Shams El-Din | 12 Mar 2015

The responsibility of educational institutions for students’ safety is being highlighted, after an electrocution, a beating, and a fatal accident.

Finances Students

Dropping the Right to Free Education?

Mai Shams El-Din | 11 Mar 2015

A proposal to limit which Egyptian students have to pay tuition is leaving many students apprehensive.

Politics Students

Student Union Elections Canceled in Egyptian Universities

Mai Shams El-Din | 03 Mar 2015

Government officials say student elections can’t be held due to a legal technicality. Students say that is outrageous.

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