Iraq needs experts to work on its thousands of heritage sites, but with job prospects dim, fewer Iraqi youth are eager to study archaeology.
The university, in the Emirates, wanted students to have some semblance of a normal cap-and-gown experience after a challenging school year.
The wealthy Gulf countries have the education and research facilities to attract Arab talent, but need to take steps to improve the experience of the expat scientists and educators who come.
The wealthy Gulf countries could act as a reservoir for Arab talent in the region, benefiting their own economies and those of the countries that produce the talent they need.
Government support and the absence of pressures felt back home make it easier for many Syrian refugees in Germany to pursue a new field of study or career.
Students who want to seek higher degrees now have more opportunities to find a place. That doesn’t mean they’ll find a job after graduating.
As Lebanon’s economic plight worsens, some universities are cutting faculty and staff positions. Some professors are raising concerns about the future of education.
Distance education provides exceptional opportunities today for thousands of students to expand their knowledge and develop their skills in a way that was impossible a year ago, the author says.
Covid-19 has made jobs for refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and other Arab countries even scarcer than before. That’s likely to increase child labor and make schooling a luxury, researchers say.
Iraqi students will take final exams online for the first time this month. Their worries begin with technical concerns, like Internet access and reliability. Then there’s the economy.