Public universities have permission to reopen, but security concerns and academic issues are causing delays. Some private universities are holding classes.
International academics face increasing difficulties in getting visas to work at Palestinian universities. Some see a campaign to harm Palestinian education behind the apparently arbitrary decisions.
Some researchers say winning government permission for work with humans or human tissue is unnecessarily difficult in some Arab countries, slowing them down.
Professors at Lebanese University have been on strike for almost two months, saying it is their only possible political weapon to wring much-needed resources from the government.
A new report that was the combined effort of Cambridge University’s education faculty and exiled Syrian academics recommends outsiders engage more with Syrian academics and universities.
A scholar who left Gaza to study in the United Kingdom writes and speaks about improving education in her homeland, and the restrictions on it.
Protests in support of a movement demanding government change have halted classes and exams at many universities.
Professors need to adjust course designs and teaching styles to adapt to the increasingly popular interdisciplinary degree programs at the master’s degree and doctoral levels.
Nations recognize the importance of gender equality, yet neglect an academic discipline with tools to help achieve it, a scholar writes.