In his new book, John Waterbury proposes a series of reforms that could transform educational systems in the Middle East and North Africa.
After long scholarly and administrative experience in the Arab region and an intense study of Arab higher education, a political scientist proposes a way forward.
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.
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.
Private universities charge Yemeni students in dollars and then set their own exchange rates for rials, making education unaffordable for many.
A local university ranking system seeks to encourage Libya’s academic institutions to track their quality by a common set of standards
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
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.
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.
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.