A Canadian professor of emergency medicine and a filmmaker pursuing a doctorate asked Egyptian police for directions. Instead, they got arrested.
The Egyptian political crisis spurred a scholar to reflect on how universities could go beyond teaching critical thinking and toward promoting critical citizenship.
The interim cabinet has many members who are professors better known for their academic expertise than their political affiliations.
Egypt’s young people have toppled two inept governments. With a proper education, they could help revive the country, says Farouk El-Baz.
A scholar studying Muslim-Christian relations had an unsettling experience as he returned home from his studies.
Can an academic administrator take on the job of prime minister? Palestine is finding out.
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.
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.
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.
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.