Degrees based on curricula that mix traditional and online instruction are gaining new acceptance in the nation’s education system.
The new system, designed to meet international accreditation standards, will give medical students more hands-on experience in hospitals.
Rojava University, in Syria’s mostly Kurdish northeast, has enthusiastic foreign support, meets a local need and is part of a project for regional independence.
In Tunisia, the biggest group representing engineers has caused controversy by criticizing the country’s higher education ministry over its perceived failure to maintain academic standards.
Students need to understand what lies behind accreditation before they rely on it to make decisions, a consultant says.
The refugees take classes at U.S.-affiliated colleges that could help them attend a European or American university in the future.
Accreditation is a puzzling term to many, but it can have a critical, lifelong affect on the choices students seeking a higher education make.
Al-Fanar Media has compiled a list of the more than 300 higher-education institutions and programs across the Arab region that are accredited by agencies outside of their home countries.
Young Somalis who have had to leave a refugee camp in Kenya to return home under controversial circumstances are not able to continue their education.
An Al-Fanar Media survey of the quality assurance for higher education in 16 Arab countries found heavy regulation of the licensing of higher-education institutions but little in the way of follow up to monitor quality.