Rising inflation, a currency in free fall, and a ban on raising fees for continuing students have put Syria’s private universities in a financial bind.
The collapse of the higher education system could prove an obstacle to peace-building after the conflict ends
Academic self-censorship not only hinders individuals’ intellectual output and creativity but comes at a cost to whole societies.
Arab professors routinely practice self-censorship, which limits academic discourse, a survey by Al-Fanar Media and Scholars at Risk found.
Education officials suspended classes at schools and universities for two weeks. They cited coronavirus concerns, but a fuel crisis is also a factor.
The Global Platform for Syrian Students offers young people a valuable opportunity to pursue higher education abroad.
A musical and cultural heritage archive, the Syria Music Map offers displaced Syrians a chance to reconnect with their roots.
The British-based charity Cara originally helped academics flee Nazi Germany. Now it helps scholars escape war zones like Syria and Yemen.
The Academic Freedom Index paints a troubling picture of the state of academic freedom in the Arab world.