Students seeking advanced degrees say that tuition increases at public universities are pushing some of them to give up on their ambitions.
Some universities in the Middle East have added services based on Western models. Others offer no services at all.
Academic research in Yemen has been seriously threatened by the closure of many research centers and the lack of funding due to the war.
The government has not said when or how it will resume an internal scholarship program it suspended two years ago.
The remains of a new species found in Egypt may help solve mysteries about the last 30 million years of dinosaurs’ time on Earth.
New platforms seek to democratize problem-solving by tapping the wisdom of the crowd.
The country’s scientists are devising innovative ways of dealing with declining water resources, but financial and other challenges impede putting their projects into effect.
Human Rights Watch tracked the progress of six governments in fulfilling pledges they made last year. It found delays and big gaps between promises and delivery.
With dwindling government support, Jordanian universities says they have few places to turn but tuition to finance academic programs. Students say are being unfairly sacrificed.
International organizations are supporting a cash-for-school attendance strategy to try to improve the proportion of refugee children in school.