With the chances low for real change in educational policies in the region, the author believes informal initiatives may make an important difference.
The Egyptian Ministry of Finance is imposing higher taxes on public-university professors’ salaries, pushing already frustrated faculty members to speak out.
A finalist for an Airbus Group diversity award says the key to success for engineering teams is a variety of backgrounds, opinions and views.
A Moroccan intellectual has stopped eating, saying the government has blocked him from leaving the country.
Joseph Jabbra, the president of Lebanese American University, talks about steering his institution through difficult political and economic times.
Students at the biggest university in the kingdom say they are getting more professors with little experience and difficult-to-understand accents.
An attempt at preventing overcrowding in economics and mass communications faculties at Cairo University introduces other negatives.
The difficulties many Arab students face getting to their universities makes it hard for many to complete their education.
Academic freedom is different from university independence, and more than just a basic human right. The distinctions are important, argues the author.
In summer, most academics flee Qatar for travel or family time. But a few stay behind.