Accreditation is a puzzling term to many, but it can have a critical, lifelong affect on the choices students seeking a higher education make.
A sampling of literary and scholarly works from across the region that we have enjoyed over the past year.
A movement to make the fruits of research available without charge has helped students and faculty members gain access to an increasing number of academic articles.
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.
As boycott persists, students face disruptions and officials warn of longer-term impact.
After many Arab countries broke relations with Qatar, Qataris abroad are facing the consequences and Arab students and professors in Qatar also feel threatened.
When economic development clashes with archaeology, Manama could offer a model for other Arab countries.
Ursula Lindsey offers up a cornucopia of fiction and nonfiction in Arabic, English and French for an intellectual feast.
With two thirds of the Arab population under 30, a United Nations agency makes an urgent call for economic and political reform.
The U.K.-based Commonwealth Secretariat ranks Arab countries as doing fairly well on Arab educational development, compared to their international peers.