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Critical Thinking Employment Faculty Policy Research Study Abroad

How Gulf Universities Could Be a Regional Reservoir for Arab Talent

Hilal A. Lashuel | 02 Dec 2020

The wealthy Gulf countries have the education and research facilities to attract Arab talent, but need to take steps to improve the experience of the expat scientists and educators who come.

Development Employment Faculty Policy Research Science Study Abroad

How the Gulf Countries Could Help Retain Arab Talent in the Region

Hilal A. Lashuel | 26 Nov 2020

The wealthy Gulf countries could act as a reservoir for Arab talent in the region, benefiting their own economies and those of the countries that produce the talent they need.

Faculty Policy Protests Students

Yemeni Students Are Caught in a Currency Exchange Trap

Tarek Abd El-Galil | 17 Nov 2020

Private universities charge Yemeni students in dollars and then set their own exchange rates for rials, making education unaffordable for many.

Accreditation Faculty Policy Quality Control Students Teaching

To Bolster University Quality, Libya Creates Local Rankings

Tarek Abd El-Galil | 10 Nov 2020

A local university ranking system seeks to encourage Libya’s academic institutions to track their quality by a common set of standards

Faculty Language Policy Students

Morocco’s Planned Reforms for Undergraduate Education Stir Broad Opposition

Amr EL-Tohamy | 02 Nov 2020

A Moroccan plan to move to a four-year undergraduate degree, require mastery of English, and introduce other changes has some supporters but many opponents

Accreditation Administration Policy Quality Control Students

U.A.E. Education Ministry Closes 6 Universities, Puts Another 6 on Probation

Melanie Swan | 07 Oct 2020

In a quality control move unusually severe for the Arab region, the U.A.E. education ministry revoked the licenses of six institutions and issued warnings to six others.

Campus Security Gender Human Rights Policy Violence

Egyptian Universities Face Pressure to Better Protect Women From Harassment

Amr EL-Tohamy | 25 Aug 2020

A social media campaign revealed multiple incidents on one campus and drew attention to gaps in Egyptian law and university policies for dealing with harassment.

Gender Human Rights Inequality Literature & Translation Minorities Policy

Black Saudi Author Focuses on Neglected History of African Migration and Slavery

M. Lynx Qualey | 24 Jul 2020

Mahmoud Trawri dug into the thorny history of Black Africans and slavery in the Arabian Peninsula while writing Maymouna, published in 2001. The novel is still hard to find in Saudi Arabia.

Finances Policy Research Science

How Policy Makers and Universities Can Help Arab Scientists

Rana Dajani | 21 Jul 2020

Advances by Arab scientists, such as a faster new coronavirus test developed in Jordan, could benefit their home countries and the world. Universities and governments must do more to help put such discoveries into use.

Disability Gender Inequality Policy Schools Students

How Some Arab Children Are Shut Out of Classrooms

Jabeen Bhatti | 25 Jun 2020

A new report details the ways in which government policies and on-the-ground practices exclude some children—because of gender, disabilities, and many other reasons—from schools.




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