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Academic Freedom Arab Researcher Survey Data & Surveys Faculty Human Rights Policy Research

Academic Self-Censorship Is a ‘Brain Drag’ on Arab Universities and Societies

Robert Quinn | 18 Apr 2021

Academic self-censorship not only hinders individuals’ intellectual output and creativity but comes at a cost to whole societies.

Academic Freedom Arab Researcher Survey Data & Surveys Democracy Faculty Human Rights Teaching

Self-Censorship in Arab Higher Education: an Untold Problem

Rasha Faek | 18 Apr 2021

Arab professors routinely practice self-censorship, which limits academic discourse, a survey by Al-Fanar Media and Scholars at Risk found.

Coronavirus Employment Scholarships Students Teaching Technology & Online Learning

A Student About to Graduate Ponders the Question, What’s Next?

Haifaa M. Mussallam | 29 Mar 2021

While travel restrictions close some doors, online courses open others. For a student about to complete her B.A., a routine question prompts some serious thinking.

Coronavirus Faculty Health & Medicine Students Teaching

Vaccinating Professors Against Covid-19 Should Be a Priority, Advocates Argue

Rasha Faek | 18 Mar 2021

Vaccinating educators should be a priority, advocates argue, to make classrooms safer and speed the reopening of schools.

Academic Freedom Faculty Human Rights Research Students Technology & Online Learning

Arab Region Scores Lowest in the World for Academic Freedom

Burton Bollag | 16 Mar 2021

The Academic Freedom Index paints a troubling picture of the state of academic freedom in the Arab world.

Administration Faculty Gender Profiles Students Teaching

Haifa Reda Jamal Al-Lail: University Leader and Role Model for Young Women

Melanie Swan | 09 Mar 2021

As president of Effat University, Haifa Reda Jamal Al-Lail is fulfilling a dream of making a difference in the lives of Saudi women.

Coronavirus Faculty Students Teaching Technology & Online Learning

The Pros and Cons of Online University Learning

Haifaa M. Mussallam | 02 Mar 2021

A Saudi woman student of English Literature who does not like cameras finds some unexpected benefits to online learning as well as some drawbacks

Arts & Culture Coronavirus Liberal Arts

Artists in Saudi Arabia Gain New Recognition and Support

Melanie Swan | 08 Jan 2021

A new art grant from the Misk Art Institute provides major support for artists and could help shift attitudes about careers in art.

Faculty Finances Policy Quality Control Students

Saudi Universities Take Steps Toward Financial Independence

Tarek Abd El-Galil | 07 Jan 2021

Three public universities are the first to start operating under a new plan that gives them more freedom but reduces state funding. Questions remain about how it will affect students and professors.

Academic Freedom Conflict Faculty Human Rights Students

Attacks on Yemeni Higher Education Highlighted in ‘Free to Think’ Report

Burton Bollag | 20 Nov 2020

The annual report documenting attacks on higher education and the freedom of academics details the toll the civil war in Yemen has taken on universities.




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