Many Egyptian, Jordanian and Palestinian private universities raised their tuition fees, causing anger among students and driving some of them to drop out.
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.
With Syria apparently experiencing many more cases of Covid-19 than the government publicly acknowledges, parents and students are wary about the scheduled openings of universities and schools.
With limited rainfall and aquifers already over pumped, the kingdom is running out of water. Researchers are tackling some aspects of the problem, but hard choices still lie ahead.
A new report offers guidelines and assessment tools universities can use as they work out how to reopen safely during the Covid-19 crisis.
Officials in several countries called the openings tentative and said they could be reversed if the number of infections rises.
Universities trying to make a sudden shift to online learning face many challenges, including holding student attention, measuring student progress, and designing online interfaces that will work on smartphones.
A new report brings together data from many studies to offer recommendations for more-effective mentorship of young researchers.
Universities were drivers of last year’s revolution in Sudan. Now students and professors want to free universities from the government’s micro-management.
Middle Eastern business-school leaders said at a regional summit that they needed to strengthen their impact in the region, through both education and research.