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Not Just Money: Arab-Region Researchers Face a Complex Web of Barriers

Pakinam Amer | 03 Dec 2019

Researchers working in Arab countries detail the challenges they face, and ways of overcoming them.

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An Iraqi Researcher’s Situation Spotlights the Need for Investment in Research

Benjamin Plackett | 02 Dec 2019

A researcher in Iraq risks the quality of his geological samples when he ships them to Italy for analysis.

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For a Yemeni Researcher, Emigration Is the Only Opportunity

Tarek Abd El-Galil | 02 Dec 2019

A Yemeni researcher wanted to return to her country to do plant research that could help human health. But the war there made research impossible.

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Brain Drain Can Be Reversed, One Lebanese Physician Says

Benjamin Plackett | 02 Dec 2019

Most researchers in Arab countries say they want to leave, but one academic administrator has developed a strategy for bringing those who have left back.

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Professors’ Strike at Lebanon’s Only Public University Reveals Social and Economic Gaps

Olivia Cuthbert | 27 Jun 2019

Professors at Lebanese University have been on strike for almost two months, saying it is their only possible political weapon to wring much-needed resources from the government.

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American U. in Cairo Cancels an Endowed Chair; Questions Follow

Jabeen Bhatti | 14 Jun 2019

The AUC professor of comparative religion who lost the title says his academic freedom was infringed. The university says it had to honor a request from the benefactor’s son, who allegedly pressured the professor.

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Conference on Aid to Yemen Highlights Support for Education

Edward Fox | 04 Mar 2019

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates pledged to increase their humanitarian aid, including money for teachers’ pay. It’s unclear, though, how the aid will be delivered.

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New Effort to Share Scientific Equipment Creates Potential Efficiencies

Tarek Abd El-Galil | 26 Feb 2019

A new online platform seeks to bring together United Arab Emirates research institutions to facilitate researchers’ access to devices they need. Egypt may follow suit.

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‘A Search for Band-Aids’: Economic Reform in Egypt

Ursula Lindsey | 30 Nov 2018

An author of a new book examines Egypt’s mounting challenges and the obstacles that hinder necessary reforms.

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Qatari Research Shows Environmental Cost of Bitcoin

Benjamin Plackett | 12 Oct 2018

New research shows that the digital currency has a large environmental impact, but not all experts agree that it is a cause for concern.




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