The costs go beyond disrupting academic progress. Students also miss out on valuable opportunities for building workplace skills.
Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic row with Canada has upended the future of thousands of Saudi students at Canadian universities, forcing them to leave the country just before the new semester starts.
Arab participation in research is high compared to the rest of the world, but that rate masks difficulties women face in some countries and in male-dominated disciplines.
A survey of Saudi youth can help to inform how philanthropies working in the kingdom could help steer youth from their university lives to productive employment.
Mohammad bin Salman wants universities in the Kingdom to focus on the needs of the private sector, in a break with the free-handed policy of the previous Saudi king.
The Lebanese capital comes alive at night, but experts warn that too many late nights come with health risks.
An annual poll of young Arab men and women provides private data for policy makers and a public report that reads the pulse of youth opinion in the region.
Non-communicable diseases associated with lifestyle and environment are on the rise, but disease patterns vary greatly by income levels and, in some cases, gender.
Two studies found that women in Gulf countries are not focused on employment in their pursuit of academic degrees, but are optimistic about their futures.
Arab governments may be more likely to tolerate reporters writing in foreign languages, but more journalists need to write in Arabic.