Many professors are discouraged by their work conditions and the lack of independent bodies to defend their rights, a study by Al-Fanar Media found.
To celebrate the re-launch, Al-Fanar Media announces “Mishwar Taleb” (a student’s journey), a storytelling contest for Arab students around the world.
The searchable Scholarships resource saves students’ time by listing only verified scholarship opportunities, with details on how to apply.
Kuwait’s universities will stop issuing certificates that falsely brand stateless students as foreigners or illegal residents—a move that will improve their opportunities.
Academic self-censorship not only hinders individuals’ intellectual output and creativity but comes at a cost to whole societies.
Arab professors routinely practice self-censorship, which limits academic discourse, a survey by Al-Fanar Media and Scholars at Risk found.
The Academic Freedom Index paints a troubling picture of the state of academic freedom in the Arab world.
Recognition of teachers as professionals is crucial to education reform, says Ahoud Alasfour, president of the Gulf Comparative Education Society.
A panel of Arab scientists recently discussed why failure should be embraced, not feared, as a necessary step on the path to success.