University rankings are more popular than ever, despite some criticism of their merit. Here’s a look at how some of the major ones work.
Universities seek accreditation as a way of assuring the quality of their educational offerings. For parents and students, it can aid in choosing where to enrol.
A longtime educator and administrator at Palestine’s An-Najah National University, Kherieh Rassas works to build international ties that help students.
University of Sharjah researchers and a Swiss association cooperate on research to develop a system using blockchain technology to verify real degrees and thwart fake ones.
Amid a surge in the number of private universities, Libya is taking steps to ensure education quality and to crack down on “shops that sell degrees.”
The kingdom signed agreements with two producers of international rankings, Times Higher Education and QS, as part of an effort to raise university standards.
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.
The Libyan Ministry of Higher Education cited poor academic performance at the institutions, but students say the decision is unfair.