The Iraqi poet Basim Furat, winner of the 2022 Helmy Salem Prize for Poetry, talks about his experiences in poetry and travel literature.
Forced into early marriage and deprived of a university education herself, Aminetou Mint El-Moctar embarked on a lifelong struggle to improve women’s lives in her country.
The Palestinian academic Safa Nassereldin, a top administrator at Al-Quds University, describes how the university tries to cope with Israeli restrictions and a financial crisis.
Maha Fakhry, head of the University Centres for Career Development project, discusses how the project tries to ensure that students leave university with the skills employers want.
Hakooz studies the effect of genes on drug response. She is being honoured by the International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics.
The Iraqi scholar, recently honoured for his longtime advocacy of freedom of religion and minorities’ rights, urges academics, politicians and youth to rethink views that see diversity as a threat.
Mootaz Salman, an Iraqi scientist at the University of Oxford, has won the “Young Scientist Lectureship Award” for his use of innovative technology to treat neurological diseases.
Yasmine Motawy was recently honoured by the American University in Cairo for her studies of children’s literature and its impact on society.
The human-rights scholar Zeina Jallad calls for improvements in Palestinian legal education and more support for women in a male-dominated field.
Amal Al Kassem is developing a plan that involves fieldwork in Syria and remote analysis of damaged and looted sites in preparation for reconstructing them.