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.
A Norwegian project to hold a refugee’s academic history in a single document and to simplify admission to higher education in host countries is catching on.
While Arab youth are eager to use the Arab massive open online courses’ platforms, Arab academic institutions seem reluctant to cooperate with such organizations
Damascus University is taking steps to protect its diplomas amid a recent increase in fake credentials among Syrian refugees, some of whom did not graduate from the institution.