Lebanon’s multiple crises have taken an invisible and immeasurable toll on education, researchers and professors say.
French, the language of the former colonial power, is under threat as Algerian officials insist on the use of Arabic by civil servants and encourage English in higher education.
The aim of the Dod el-Fasad campaign “is to create an anti-corruption movement with youth at its head,” a university official said.
Government neglect of infrastructure has led to a water crisis in Basra and southern Iraq, says a new study by the London School of Economics’ Middle East Centre.
Omran Al-Qeeb is striving to rebuild and improve Libya’s universities and research institutions. Lack of financial resources is the biggest obstacle to his plans, he says.
The Libyan Ministry of Higher Education cited poor academic performance at the institutions, but students say the decision is unfair.
Pinched by budget cuts, Kuwait University is admitting fewer students. The decision adds urgency to the debate over how to meet the state’s higher education needs.
A new dollar peg for tuition at the American University of Beirut and the Lebanese American University made the cost of study too expensive for many students.
Saudi researchers in the social sciences encounter fewer restrictions on the topics they can study, and can now use more qualitative research methods.