Vocational schools teach practical skills and enroll many disadvantaged students—a combination that’s difficult to adapt to online learning.
In a quality control move unusually severe for the Arab region, the U.A.E. education ministry revoked the licenses of six institutions and issued warnings to six others.
The pandemic stalled tourism and deeply cut the revenues it produces, but students continue to enroll in hospitality education programs, hoping the industry bounces back.
The decision to normalize relations between the United Arab Emirates and Israel angered many in the Arab region. Still, some see it as an opportunity to support research.
The academy, about to start its second year, bases its curriculum on local culture and expands the opportunities for Gulf students to study the performing arts without going abroad.
After coronavirus closures, arts and cultural institutions are beginning to bring visitors back while retaining the wider access of online experiences.
Many students in the Arab region are concerned about losing the chance to continue their higher education abroad because of restrictions related to Covid-19.
The Arab region already lagged in government spending on research. Now, with oil prices in decline and Covid-19 taking hold, spending levels could fall further
Here’s a recommended reading list of lighter works to take your mind off Covid-19. Many are inspired by the broad sweep of history across the Middle East and North Africa.