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Don’t Tell Immigration You are Studying Islam

| 27 Jun 2013

A scholar studying Muslim-Christian relations had an unsettling experience as he returned home from his studies.

Administration Politics

University President Serves Briefly as Prime Minister

Al-Fanar Correspondent | 25 Jun 2013

Can an academic administrator take on the job of prime minister? Palestine is finding out.

Academic Freedom Conflict Faculty Politics

Tunisian Dean Acquitted: More Conflict Likely

Fatma Shim | 06 May 2013

A Tunisian court has acquitted a university dean of assaulting a veiled female student. But the wider conflict about veils in Tunisian university classrooms will continue.

Politics Students

Student Union Elections Test Democracy in Egypt

Mohamed Mahmoud | 19 Apr 2013

When Egypt student election results were announced they indicated that students could be independent of the political domination of the Muslim Brotherhood. But now the election’s results may get thrown out.

Administration Politics

UAE Higher-Education Power Shifts: Phase 2

Sarah Lynch | 16 Apr 2013

The president of the United Arab Emirates has appointed new heads of the three federal universities in a second phase of a higher-education governance shakeup.

Politics Students

Tunisian Student Board Election Changes the Balance of Power

Fatma Shim | 15 Apr 2013

A leftist, non Islamist party scored a surprise victory in student elections in Tunisia, indicating a slide from power for the moderate Islamist political party “Ennahda” that has dominated national elections.

Faculty Politics

New Professors Frozen Out at Lebanese University

Nohad Topalian | 06 Apr 2013

The only public university in Lebanon has not been able to hire any new, full-time professors since 2008. So as older professors retire, the university fills up with part-time contract professors.

Academic Freedom Faculty Politics

Egyptian Court Supports Universities’ Independence

Mohamed Mahmoud | 05 Apr 2013

A federal court has struck down the right of the Egyptian education ministry to enforce twice-a-year evaluations on University of Alexandria professors. Opponents of the evaluations said the government should not be interfering in such university matters. Now professors at other Egyptian universities may seek similar rulings.

Faculty Finances Politics

Paralyzing Strike in Lebanese Public Education Ends

Rasha Faek | 19 Mar 2013

A successful strike for higher salaries by professors at Lebanese University, the only public university in the country, spread to much of the Lebanese public-education system, paralyzing it.

Administration Politics

Longtime Emirati Education Minister Moves Aside

Christina Maria Paschyn | 19 Mar 2013

A recent shake up in the United Arab Emirate’s Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research has left many local academics speculating about what the change means.




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