Syrian students who seek advanced degrees have difficulty applying to overseas programs. Inside the country, they question the quality of their education.
Situations in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey and Israel are highlighted in a new global report that documents attacks on higher education, including violence and restrictions on sharing ideas.
Ehab Abdel-Rahman, the American University in Cairo’s provost, seeks to develop new ways of teaching physics along with pursuing his passion for energy research.
As crises escalate, so does the number of displaced scientists. But a precise overall count is elusive.
Months of strikes and protests by students and professors who want better conditions and pay threaten to derail the academic year in both countries.
Participants in a Beirut workshop developed recommendations to improve the access of youth inside Syria to quality higher education.
The writer describes the conversation surrounding the relationship between effective teaching and course size.
Professors have fled, students are dropping out or struggling to balance study and jobs, and businesses complain that graduates lack skills.
More students are seeking advanced degrees, hoping for academic jobs, but many find only part-time positions.