An international academic alliance is developing programs in conflict-resolution studies at universities in the Middle East and North Africa.
In a kingdom straining to serve large numbers of displaced people, some universities are offering advanced degrees on the issue.
In territory held by the Iranian-supported rebels, the conflict has resulted in professors and classes that reflect the Houthi views.
Despite some skepticism about its purpose, the discipline is gaining presence at Arab universities.
Experts from universities and centers across the region met in Beirut to discuss how to craft professional-development programs that work.
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.
As a philosopher, Mohamed Osman El-Khosht was devoted to Islam’s dialogue with science and other religions. Now he brings an emphasis on critical thinking to Egypt’s largest university.
Vocational education’s goal of giving young people practical skills that would make them desirable to employers isn’t working out in Egypt.
The plan would cut government printing costs, but families would need expensive electronic reading devices and possibly Internet access.