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.
Iraqi and American professors built an ethics curriculum for engineering schools after Iraq asked its universities to seek international accreditation.
A local university ranking system seeks to encourage Libya’s academic institutions to track their quality by a common set of standards
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 Covid-19 crisis forced a well-intended but rushed approach to online education. The emergency use of this modality exposes challenges and learning for adopting it more holistically going forward.
Al-Fanar Media explores some of the major Arabic and non-Arabic online learning platforms that offer university-level courses at low cost or free.
The decisions of some Gulf countries to cancel their recognition of some Jordanian universities’ degrees have renewed debate about educational quality in the kingdom.