Mahmoud El-Gamal talks about how he hopes to strengthen the core of liberal arts education at the American University in Cairo.
One of Egypt’s leading scientists talks about his hopes for farming in the Sahara and the possible resurgence of scientific Pan-Arabism.
Morocco has a need for applied-science research, said Ibn Zohr University’s president.
A Finnish education expert with experience in the Arab world suggests a less elitist and test-centric approach to education.
Iraq’s security problems are not preventing it from establishing new universities and ending “mandatory ignorance,” said the Iraqi higher-education minister.
Arabic should be the main teaching language in the region but needs to be modernized, says Inam Bioud.
In a frank, wide-ranging interview, Tawfik Jelassi talks about the country’s efforts to improve its universities.
Sultan Abu-Orabi, secretary general of a higher-education association, talks about the region’s challenges and opportunities.
Belal Fadl, the Egyptian writer, recalls an interview he once had with Mohamed Hassanein Heikal, one of the most prominent Egyptian journalists and academics, and how it changed his opinion of journalism.