Displaced from their homeland, the girls are taking advantage of an opportunity to break with tradition and go to school.
Young Somalis who have had to leave a refugee camp in Kenya to return home under controversial circumstances are not able to continue their education.
Where food and water are scarce, children and families forego education to survive.
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.
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.
Millions of malnourished children are at risk of problems in their cognitive development, say experts.
“City of Thorns,” a book about the refugee camp Dadaab, in Kenya, portrays conditions that mirror those in Arab refugee settlements.
To fully embrace a global approach, universities must include the education of refugees and displaced people, says the managing editor of Al-Fanar Media.
Academics in the region are taking on FGM and providing much needed data to help combat the practice.
The president’s executive order has provoked criticism from U.S. academics, but little debate in the Arab world.