Cairo University’s Arab Media Youth Forum brought together students, scholars and professionals to discuss how to prepare for careers in a changing field.
Participants over age 50 in the University for Seniors programme at the American University of Beirut are delighted to be learning and socialising.
The Tunisian academic Nabil El Kadhi became president of Khawarizmi International College, in Abu Dhabi, in June. He is leading an update of programmes there.
The economist Amr Adly received the Roger Owen Book Award for his study of Egypt’s pre-2011 economic liberalisation strategies.
Citing increasing frequency of tropical storms in the Indian Ocean, Oman’s Sultan Qaboos University opens new environmental research units.
Eight universities in the Maghreb and three in Europe are participating in an international master’s degree on managing environmental change in the region.
French, the language of the former colonial power, is under threat as Algerian officials insist on the use of Arabic by civil servants and encourage English in higher education.
International and Arab academics and leaders discussed the role of technology and the future of higher education in a rapidly changing post-pandemic world
Nathir Obeidat recently became president of a university struggling with debt, Covid-19 hurdles, and other hotspot issues.
The kingdom signed agreements with two producers of international rankings, Times Higher Education and QS, as part of an effort to raise university standards.