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.
One of the foremost figures in the Arab world to use performance measurement to improve higher education talks about institutional research.
Khaled Fahmy, a historian who has paid close attention to recent Egyptian politics, turns his focus in an interview to the obstacles to critical thinking in Egyptian higher education.
Al Fanar interviewed Muhammad Faour, a scholar who has surveyed how 11 Arab countries teach citizenship. He found that what is taught in the classroom is often divorced from political realities.