Abdul Razzaq Al-Issa led Iraq’s higher education ministry during a period when the Islamic State controlled much of the country.
Academic self-censorship not only hinders individuals’ intellectual output and creativity but comes at a cost to whole societies.
After five years of activism, Libyan university professors won a government pledge to increase their wages. But they may not see the money soon.
Lecturers at Morocco’s public universities oppose a draft law that would give the Higher Education Ministry more control over their wages and work conditions.
The new American University of Iraq–Baghdad brings a liberal-arts approach to higher education to the Iraqi capital.
Covid-19 is the perfect example of a complex, global problem that requires scientists and policy makers to build bridges through collaborative interdisciplinary research.
New rules making it easier to be enrolled in graduate studies at Algerian universities have drawn opposition for potentially harming the quality of graduates.
Three public universities are the first to start operating under a new plan that gives them more freedom but reduces state funding. Questions remain about how it will affect students and professors.
In his new book, John Waterbury proposes a series of reforms that could transform educational systems in the Middle East and North Africa.