Born in Iraq, the artist Afifa Aleiby trained in Baghdad, Moscow and Italy. Bringing her art to Cairo, she says, represents “a great song of joy.”
Building the staff, supporting refugees, and improving graduates’ employment rates are priorities for Aree Abdulqader, the first female university president in Duhok.
Iraq’s second-largest university is shaking off the vestiges of war. Its publishing house will reopen soon, and other major projects are nearing completion.
Government neglect of infrastructure has led to a water crisis in Basra and southern Iraq, says a new study by the London School of Economics’ Middle East Centre.
Winners of a competition organized by Unesco say plans are on track to rebuild the Al-Nuri Mosque, destroyed in the war against the Islamic State.
Al-Fanar Media has updated its database of internationally accredited universities and academic programs in the Arab world. This searchable tool now lists nearly 750 programs and institutions.
When it comes to deciding where to enroll, many students say international accreditation matters, an informal poll by Al-Fanar Media found.
The United Nations initiative aims to make it easier for refugees to get their academic credentials recognized in host countries.
As Basra’s chief librarian, Alia Muhammed Baqer rescued 30,000 books and manuscripts from being lost as British forces occupied the city in 2003.