Rasha is an experienced journalist who has covered a diverse range of issues ranging from business and youth to citizenship and culture. She also has extensive experience in website management and online publishing. Rasha holds bachelor’s degrees in English literature from Damascus University, in dramatic arts from the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Damascus, and in journalism from Damascus Open University. She has participated in a number of prestigious training programs hosted by organizations such as the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the BBC, Deutsche Welle, the United Nation University-International Leadership Institute, The Fund for American Studies, and the Foreign Press Centre of Japan.
A project of the Mediterranean Universities Union is setting up support units at institutions in Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq.
An organization based in Portugal that has been helping Syrian students continue their university studies now wants to accelerate those efforts.
This resource, developed by Al-Fanar Media, provides detailed, country-specific information about how the quality of higher-education institutions is regulated and monitored in the Arab world. This resource is an ongoing project that currently includes information for 17 countries. Information for additional countries will be added as it is collected, and existing information will be updated regularly. Related Article: “How Arab Countries Regulate Quality in Higher Education”Please use the clickable, interactive map or the list of countries below to see reports for individual countries. Project Details This project is an attempt to make clear who is responsible for the quality of higher education in each Arab country and what the guidelines and laws are that regulate the quality of higher education in each country. We assigned journalists in each country to submit a standard set of questions to officials to determine the following: What government agency licenses universities and allows them to open, and what requirements does a university need to meet in order to open? Once a university is open, what agency, if any, follows up to check on the quality of instruction, facilities, and student services that the university offers? If an agency does such quality assurance, how does it perform […]
An Al-Fanar Media survey of the quality assurance for higher education in 16 Arab countries found heavy regulation of the licensing of higher-education institutions but little in the way of follow up to monitor quality.
An American professor documents the stories of Syrians before and after the revolution, allowing them to speak for themselves.
The DAFI scholarship program administered by the UN Refugee Agency, which provides social and psychological support alongside academic awards, has grown 89 percent since 2015.
Scholarship offerings for refugees are inadequate, both in quantity and quality, says a new British Council report.
To fully embrace a global approach, universities must include the education of refugees and displaced people, says the managing editor of Al-Fanar Media.
With their ability to work severely restricted by their two closest Arab neighbors, many Syrian youth don’t see the point in education.
Although it has accepted more Syrian refugees than any other country, Turkey’s labor market is closed to many of them.