A long tradition of progressive reform prepared the country for independence in 1957. But now its universities are seen as “factories of unemployment.”
Building a knowledge-based society will be crucial to Yemen’s recovery after the war, a Yemeni professor says. He calls on wealthier countries to support that effort.
Universities were drivers of last year’s revolution in Sudan. Now students and professors want to free universities from the government’s micro-management.
In a pair of recently edited volumes, experts gauge the current status of higher education and call for improvements.
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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.
The writer compares her experience of three different academic systems in three different countries.
Students, professors, and the government are engaged in a new type of dialogue aimed at tackling the challenges in Tunisia’s education system.
An educational researcher says she was promised solutions, but left without hearing any.
An ambassador for an Ivy League institution in Jordan talks about how Western universities seek to engage with the Arab world.