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.
Sudanese academics are searching for a more effective treatment of a rare but destructive disease, mycetoma, that mostly affects poor laborers.
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.
The DAFI scholarship program administered by the UN Refugee Agency, which provides social and psychological support alongside academic awards, has grown 89 percent since 2015.
Darfur students at Sudanese universities face major economic challenges and continuous violence and discrimination.
A slight twist on an old saying can help those discouraged by the situation in the Arab world, says an Al-Fanar Media editor.
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.