A more inclusive approach to improving educational quality in the Arab region could be the best solution.
Discussion of what role universities should play in society proved a thorny topic at a conference in Beirut.
Tunisian law is tough on illegal drugs, leaving many young people in prison when they would rather be on university campuses.
Religious conservatives are using accusations of atheism and other tactics to try to silence Tunisian academics.
Students, professors, and the government are engaged in a new type of dialogue aimed at tackling the challenges in Tunisia’s education system.
Tunisian students say their studies are hampered by the curfews on campuses that have followed recent attacks.
Tunisia is often cited as the only “success story” of the Arab spring. But its universities rarely help Tunisian students find a place in the economy.
The difficulties many Arab students face getting to their universities makes it hard for many to complete their education.
Many Arab countries do not have what is known as “food security,” but the research and teaching on the topic is just getting started.
At a time when Tunisia is facing terrorism at home, the country also tops the list of countries where students are recruited by foreign extremist groups.