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Saudi Universities Take Steps Toward Financial Independence

Tarek Abd El-Galil | 07 Jan 2021

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.

Faculty Policy Students Teaching

How ‘Supportive Disruption’ Could Transform Arab Higher Education

John Waterbury | 06 Jan 2021

In his new book, John Waterbury proposes a series of reforms that could transform educational systems in the Middle East and North Africa.

Faculty Finances Policy Publishing Students Teaching

Supportive Innovation: A Model for Change in Arab Higher Education

John Waterbury | 17 Dec 2020

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.

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.




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