The current system’s heavy reliance on high school grades is unfair to students and not in tune with labour market needs, several educators say.
Universities increasingly provide academic counseling services to help high school graduates choose the university major that best fits their abilities and interests.
The Kuwaiti Students’ Union in Egypt supports efforts to weed out low-quality universities, its leader says, but “we are facing a real disaster unless alternative places are provided for students.”
Mohamed Helmy El-Ghor, head of Egypt’s Council of Private Universities, talked to Al-Fanar Media about challenges the sector is facing.
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.
Salim Chahine, a professor at the American University of Beirut and a senior official at Lebanon’s central bank, is among the recipients of the 2020 Kuwait Prize.
The U.N. refugee agency and the language-learning app are teaming up to make professional university counseling available to refugees worldwide.
Rising inflation, a currency in free fall, and a ban on raising fees for continuing students have put Syria’s private universities in a financial bind.
New rules making it easier to be enrolled in graduate studies at Algerian universities have drawn opposition for potentially harming the quality of graduates.