In a collective act of self-censorship, many academics today willingly cede the university’s unconditional freedom to investigate all ideas.
Professors in Algeria have learned that it’s best to endorse the conventional wisdom and not ask new questions, a scholar says.
A new book argues that Arab social scientists limit their teaching and research through self-censorship, producing a “knowledge void.”
The number of refugee girls in the Middle East able to complete school and advance to higher education is certain to drop sharply, those who track the issue say.
A country-by-country breakdown of child marriage among displaced and refugee Syrian girls.
Many Egyptian, Jordanian and Palestinian private universities raised their tuition fees, causing anger among students and driving some of them to drop out.
Scores of educational, arts and cultural organizations saw their facilities damaged or destroyed in the August 4 port explosion.
A survey of scholars done in the late spring and early summer that included researchers who study the MENA region showed the pandemic’s adverse effects and the occasional beneficial ones on research, the authors of the survey say.
The explosion risks ending hope for Lebanese young people.
With limited rainfall and aquifers already over pumped, the kingdom is running out of water. Researchers are tackling some aspects of the problem, but hard choices still lie ahead.