As the academic year began at Egypt’s public universities, conflicts flared between supporters of the military-backed government and the Muslim Brotherhood.
War in Syria has pushed professors to emigrate, students to drop out, and destroyed university buildings. But many Syrian universities press on, and there are ways to help them, the author says.
Bandits with 4-wheel drives and automatic weapons are overwhelming poorly guarded museums and archaeological sites and depriving Egyptians of the chance to fully understand their past.
Conflicts at universities in the south of the country are splitting students along tribal lines, threatening institutional stability and driving some students out of the country.
A car bombing killed a professor at the University of Baghdad’s medical school and renewed fears that more Iraqi scholars will come under attack.
University students interviewed in the largest Syrian refugee camp in Jordan reveal the nonviolent roots of the uprising.
A Tunisian court has acquitted a university dean of assaulting a veiled female student. But the wider conflict about veils in Tunisian university classrooms will continue.
A mortar attack on the architecture school at the University of Damascus last week was the latest wound to what is left of Syrian higher education. Syrian students, both in Syria and its neighbors, are finding it hard to get an education.