Belal Fadl, the Egyptian writer, recalls an interview he once had with Mohamed Hassanein Heikal, one of the most prominent Egyptian journalists and academics, and how it changed his opinion of journalism.
Participants in an educational-research meeting scrutinized their field and found it wanting: Preoccupied with statistics and avoiding politically-sensitive issues.
Many Lebanese universities are adding programs where students can earn master’s and doctoral degrees. But little quality control for these degrees exists inside the country.
Speakers at the fifth annual World Innovation Summit for Education discussed the classroom experience as part of a lifelong path.
Despite 12 years of education reform, Qatar’s young people are performing poorly on standardized tests and spending years in remedial programs.
Many of the independent schools in Qatar are criticized for their failure to prepare students for higher education. But amidst the controversy, one independent school appears to be succeeding.
Poor Arab university performance in the rankings stirs debate over the reliability of the data, the rankings’ focus on science, and the need for more Arab research collaboration.
Largely alone among Arab universities, Saudi institutions have in some disciplines crept up in the global rankings. That wasn’t accidental.
Building on experience in China and Russia, a business school professor talks about how working in the developing world can be an advantage that can take institutions to the top.
Al Fanar interviewed Muhammad Faour, a scholar who has surveyed how 11 Arab countries teach citizenship. He found that what is taught in the classroom is often divorced from political realities.