Two Canadian professors arrested in Cairo have began a hunger strike to protest their detention without charges.
The military-backed interim government wants to give guards on campuses the power to investigate allegations and turn evidence over to public prosecutors. Many fear the measure could cramp political and academic freedom.
Bandits with 4-wheel drives and automatic weapons are overwhelming poorly guarded museums and archaeological sites and depriving Egyptians of the chance to fully understand their past.
A Canadian professor of emergency medicine and a filmmaker pursuing a doctorate asked Egyptian police for directions. Instead, they got arrested.
Arab Open University blends online learning and classroom time to reach students who might not attend university otherwise.
Women and sympathetic men are organizing against those who sexually harass others in the academic setting.
Across the Arab region, a few programs focus on helping women get the skills and attitudes they need to find and hold a job.
The high unemployment rate of educated Arab youth is well known, but in many countries female graduates have a particularly hard time finding a job.