A student who entered medical school in Syria in 2011 persevered through six years of conflict.
Ibtihal Al-Khatib adopts critical thinking as a lifestyle and a teaching method to her students at Kuwait University.
The ongoing violence in Libya has forced many of its professors to leave and shut down eight universities.
Kamal Al Haj was a popular and progressive dean of media studies at Damascus University, but chose to move to Germany to expand his professional horizons.
Hundreds of Tunisian professors are leaving the country each year, putting the quality of higher education in the country at risk, policy makers say.
Gader Gad Nassar steps down as president of Cairo University this month. His supporters say he has helped defend the institution from political and religious divisiveness.
As boycott persists, students face disruptions and officials warn of longer-term impact.
A prominent group of human rights lawyers reports on severe restrictions on academic freedom in the first quarter of 2017.
Egyptian universities are meting out punishments that far outweigh student infractions in an apparent attempt to keep a tight lid on student activism, the author says.