Eight universities in the Maghreb and three in Europe are participating in an international master’s degree on managing environmental change in the region.
French, the language of the former colonial power, is under threat as Algerian officials insist on the use of Arabic by civil servants and encourage English in higher education.
Algeria has launched an ambitious plan to vaccinate nearly 30 million of its citizens,
by manufacturing the Chinese Sinovac vaccine locally.
The infection rate has dropped sharply from a peak in late July, but authorities fear a new surge could force them to interrupt the new academic year.
The percentage of Algerian women in engineering studies has jumped sharply since 2005, but some have mixed feelings about the profession.
Algerian students say unsafe, dilapidated buildings and a lack of services are negatively affecting their health and academic future.
New rules making it easier to be enrolled in graduate studies at Algerian universities have drawn opposition for potentially harming the quality of graduates.
Halima Benbouza, who has won acclaim as a researcher and served as a role model for women in science, is studying the genetics of local crops.
Professors and administrators scramble to catch up on exams and student registrations that were forcibly postponed by a ministerial decree after demonstrations earlier this year.
Minister Tayeb Bouzid says “French doesn’t get you anywhere,” and announces committee to develop Anglophone teaching in Algerian universities.