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.
Safaa Kumari develops disease-resistant, high-yielding crops to save farmers’ livelihoods and enhance the region’s food security.
International agencies that provide scholarships hope alumni networks will help make Syrian graduates more employable.
Using foreign terms in Arabic does not weaken or devalue it, a scholar argues, but rather allows it to develop and keep pace with the modern world.
President Joseph Biden’s executive action ending Donald Trump’s travel ban for people from seven Muslim countries has more Arab students hoping to enroll in U.S. institutions.
Nawal Mdallaly, the founder of an organization that works with Syrian refugees in Lebanon, describes how Covid-19 has intensified the difficult situation that young Syrian girls face in that country.
Government support and the absence of pressures felt back home make it easier for many Syrian refugees in Germany to pursue a new field of study or career.
The pandemic is just one additional obstacle that is preventing girls from getting an education in a country with a chaotic and conflict-ridden recent history.