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.
Morocco’s higher-education system is bogged down in inefficiency that produces graduates who can’t find employment, analysts say.
As students prepare for the academic year, Morocco’s king lashed out at the job the country’s schools and universities are doing.
An unusual Cairo start-up offers intensive critical inquiry to help students discover their passions, sharpen their minds, and solve problems.
A recent policy decision in Egypt is heading the country back to more specialized higher education, instead of towards the broader curriculum needed for universities to power the economy and enlighten citizens.