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.
Ibtihal Al-Khatib adopts critical thinking as a lifestyle and a teaching method to her students at Kuwait University.
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.
Some Kuwaiti universities are now using software to detect work that is not the student’s own.
Graduate unemployment rates are rising, but some say the problem isn’t foreign labor.
Scientific research in the Arab region faces a lack of funding, but better exchange of information could help.
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.