Universities were drivers of last year’s revolution in Sudan. Now students and professors want to free universities from the government’s micro-management.
A sampling of works published, translated or honored in the past year illustrates the diversity of writing by Arab authors.
Researchers working in Arab countries detail the challenges they face, and ways of overcoming them.
The report highlights Sudan and says the space to think freely is shrinking in many countries.
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.
The art calendar begins a new season with a number of exhibitions that reflect growing interest in Arab artists and Arab-world art themes.
Public universities have permission to reopen, but security concerns and academic issues are causing delays. Some private universities are holding classes.
New research shows that educating teenage girls about the risks of female genital mutilation changes their opinions to view it less favorably, but experts say that alone won’t work.
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.