Warmth and generosity are qualities inherent in teachers that cannot be replaced by technology, writes a professor of history.
A recent study concluded that American branch campuses cost Gulf countries more than they get in return. But some scholars dispute that finding.
Many Lebanese professors work on hourly, part-time contracts with no benefits and little chance of promotion, while their salaries plunge in value.
Private universities offer almost the only chance of jobs, but instructors say their conditions of employment are precarious.
Public university professors are electing independent unions to replace the former government-appointed ones. But some are unhappy that the bodies depend on government funding.
Many professors are discouraged by their work conditions and the lack of independent bodies to defend their rights, a study by Al-Fanar Media found.
Covid-19 forced medical schools to shift much of their training to virtual platforms. That posed challenges for students and faculty.
A history professor in Qatar offers advice for instructors seeking to discuss sensitive social and political issues.
Moving to the credit-hour system should help cut the state’s higher-education costs, officials say, but some academics fear a lowering of standards.
Many universities may not survive the country’s economic turmoil, economists warn. For those that do, maintaining educational quality could be a challenge.