Saudi researchers in the social sciences encounter fewer restrictions on the topics they can study, and can now use more qualitative research methods.
Public university professors are electing independent unions to replace the former government-appointed ones. But some are unhappy that the bodies depend on government funding.
Many professors are discouraged by their work conditions and the lack of independent bodies to defend their rights, a study by Al-Fanar Media found.
Moving to the credit-hour system should help cut the state’s higher-education costs, officials say, but some academics fear a lowering of standards.
Providing legal job opportunities for refugees helps them rebuild their lives and benefits host countries too, aid agencies say.
Three cybersecurity experts suggest steps students and educators can take to ensure privacy and data protection in their distance-learning experience.
Educators and students objected to the bill, which would have replaced reliance on a final high school exam with a three-year assessment.
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.