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Repairing Tunisia’s Education System Is Key to Tackling Its Economic Woes

Safwan M. Masri | 23 May 2019

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.

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Turkey’s ‘Soft Power’ in Syria: A University With Accredited Degrees

Ahmed al-Ogla | 16 May 2019

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.

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An Iraqi Artist Explores the Spiritual Echoes of Migration

Heba Elkayal | 10 May 2019

Through animation and painting, Sadik Kwaish Alfraji confronts the human condition of having to leave one’s home and settle elsewhere.

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Mona Jebril, a Palestinian, Looks at ‘Hidden Injuries’ That Limit Education

Edward Fox | 07 May 2019

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.

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Peace Engineering, a Budding New Discipline, May Spread to the Middle East

Benjamin Plackett | 06 May 2019

The emerging field encourages engineers to think about how technology and plans for rebuilding cities could contribute to—or hinder—peace and social cohesion.

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The Artist Kader Attia Mocks Colonial History, then Heals Its Effects

Heba Elkayal | 03 May 2019

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.

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For Gaza’s Besieged Universities, Reform Is Low on the Agenda

Mona Jebril | 30 Apr 2019

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.

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Algeria’s Student Strikes Put the Current Academic Year at Risk

Riad Mazzouzi | 18 Apr 2019

Protests in support of a movement demanding government change have halted classes and exams at many universities.

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Universities in Syria’s Opposition-Held Areas Face an Uncertain Future

Ahmed al-Ogla | 26 Mar 2019

Students attending Syrian universities in those areas controlled by opposition forces are having to confront the reality that they may not finish their degrees.

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Russia Offers Support to Syrian Higher Education

Edward Fox | 19 Mar 2019

As the need for Russian military aid to the Syrian government appears to wind down, Russia remains intertwined in Syrian higher education.




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