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Saudi Arabia

Academic Freedom Conflict Democracy Protests Students

A New Academic Freedom Report Describes Worldwide Attacks on Higher Education

Edward Fox, Tarek Abd El-Galil | 19 Nov 2019

The report highlights Sudan and says the space to think freely is shrinking in many countries.

Data & Surveys Development Gender Health & Medicine

Will Arab Youth Reach Their Potential? The World Bank’s ‘Human Capital Index’ Offers Predictions

Benjamin Plackett | 10 Nov 2019

The institution’s new Human Capital Index indicates that many of the region’s youth face significant barriers in pursuing their full potential, but economists say it’s a more complicated than a single metric.

Data & Surveys Health & Medicine Research

Why Did People Die? Unreliable Data Affect Research in Many Arab Countries

Benjamin Plackett | 21 Oct 2019

Two new studies question the accuracy of death certificates in the Middle East, an issue that creates difficulties for researchers and policymakers who want to improve public-health efforts.

Arabic Language Literature & Translation Teaching

Why the Split Between Classical and Everyday Arabic Endures

Hossam Abouzahr | 23 Sep 2019

If Arabs want a true lingua franca, they must ease the rigid boundaries they’ve set up between the local dialects and the formal language.

Health & Medicine Mental Health Students

Tips for Students: How to Cope with Exam Stress

Benjamin Plackett | 20 Sep 2019

Students may not realize the toll that anxiety over studying is taking on their bodies. Fortunately, that pressure can be managed and mitigated.

Data & Surveys Publishing Research

False Research Results—A Global Problem That Includes the Arab World

Benjamin Plackett | 31 Jul 2019

Data analysis by Al-Fanar Media has found that two of the highest research producers in the Arab world—Egypt and Saudi Arabia—also have some of the highest rates of retracted articles, which are often related to scientific misconduct.

Data & Surveys Development Employment Rankings Students

How Can Young Saudi Men Be Brought Into the Private Sector?

Mark C. Thompson, Neil Quilliam | 18 Jun 2019

New research reveals that, despite the Vision 2030 plan, the majority still expect a public-sector job for life. But a shift in approach to education could change that.

Accreditation Education Reform Quality Students

An Arab Student’s Guide to Higher-Education Accreditation

Benjamin Plackett, Sarah Wachter | 06 Jun 2019

This article is an updated companion to our searchable database of internationally accredited higher-education institutions and programs in the Arab world and Turkey. The database has also been refreshed after in-depth research and accredited programs that train teachers and those that teach English have been added.

Data & Surveys Democracy Internet

Study of Arab Media Use: Facebook Down. Podcasts Up. But Don’t Criticize the Government.

Tarek Abd El-Galil | 28 May 2019

The latest edition of an annual academic study shows an increase in the support for the freedom of expression online as long as people don’t criticize their governments.

Arts & Culture Internationalization Liberal Arts

Arab Artists at the World’s Premier Art Event: ‘Art in an Era of Lies’

Heba Elkayal | 17 May 2019

The Venice Biennale displays the strengths of Arab artists working today and some of the political pitfalls that can await them.




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