Months of strikes and protests by students and professors who want better conditions and pay threaten to derail the academic year in both countries.
A young researcher has developed a device to reclaim salty water that’s wasted during the purification process and reuse it.
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.