The Trump travel ban and cuts to a major Saudi scholarship program are among causes of the decline.
The “lost generation” may have become a cliché, but the reality is that when it comes to education many Syrian youth are still lost.
Although some scholarship programs for Syrians have ended, some are still expanding.
In many countries surrounding Syria, the needs of Syrian youth for financial help accessing higher education far outweigh the supply of funds available.
The professional opportunities for refugees are scarce, despite longstanding international pledges of support, in Jordan and Lebanon. In Turkey, the employment situation is somewhat brighter.
For many refugees in the Arab region, entrepreneurship is a chance to build an independent life. But doing so is not easy in many host countries.
Rules about who counts as a refugee bar these “guests” from basic human rights, including access to education. The government and universities could help change that.
Lawrence Abu Hamdan, an artist who uses forensic techniques, uses recorded sound to create new perspectives of the world and document injustice.
An international academic alliance is developing programs in conflict-resolution studies at universities in the Middle East and North Africa.
Lamis Jomaa studies the food security and nutritional health of refugees, and is passionate about the idea that research can change the status quo.