Privately owned higher-education institutions are more common now than public ones, but their role is controversial.
In academe, those who teach the majority of Arab youth often have difficulty paying their bills.
Al-Fanar Media has determined the approximate salary ranges for academics in 12 Arab countries.
Sana’a University has been riddled by student protests, threats of violence, and students’ complaints that they can’t afford the university fees. Administrators say they are trying to bring stability to the chaos.