Many of the country’s current problems stem from decisions made by the former despot Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali that undermined educational quality at all levels.
A Turkish university offers a new chance at accredited degrees for Syrians in opposition-held territory, but it is difficult for many of them to reach.
Through animation and painting, Sadik Kwaish Alfraji confronts the human condition of having to leave one’s home and settle elsewhere.
A scholar who left Gaza to study in the United Kingdom writes and speaks about improving education in her homeland, and the restrictions on it.
The emerging field encourages engineers to think about how technology and plans for rebuilding cities could contribute to—or hinder—peace and social cohesion.
The French-Algerian artist explores the way Western countries collected art, nature and artifacts from colonized countries, then tries to repair some of the damage done by such collections.
Students and lecturers at Gaza’s universities see many areas that could be improved, but amid larger political and economic worries, there’s little appetite for reform.
Protests in support of a movement demanding government change have halted classes and exams at many universities.
Students attending Syrian universities in those areas controlled by opposition forces are having to confront the reality that they may not finish their degrees.