Thousands of Arabs are amongst the 80,000 foreign students in the country.
Students hit by Covid-19 school closures face $17 trillion loss in lifetime earnings, says a new report from the World Bank, Unesco and Unicef.
The Tunisian academic Nabil El Kadhi became president of Khawarizmi International College, in Abu Dhabi, in June. He is leading an update of programmes there.
Eight universities in the Maghreb and three in Europe are participating in an international master’s degree on managing environmental change in the region.
In the latest “Best Global Universities” rankings from “U.S. News & World Report”, two Saudi universities earn spots in the top 100.
A longtime social researcher, Abdelbaki Hermassi was an expert on state and society in the Maghreb. He also served as a cultural minister and diplomat.
Al-Fanar Media has updated its database of internationally accredited universities and academic programs in the Arab world. This searchable tool now lists nearly 750 programs and institutions.
When it comes to deciding where to enroll, many students say international accreditation matters, an informal poll by Al-Fanar Media found.
Private universities offer almost the only chance of jobs, but instructors say their conditions of employment are precarious.
Many professors are discouraged by their work conditions and the lack of independent bodies to defend their rights, a study by Al-Fanar Media found.