Months of strikes and protests by students and professors who want better conditions and pay threaten to derail the academic year in both countries.
More students are seeking advanced degrees, hoping for academic jobs, but many find only part-time positions.
Activists have published nearly a thousand hours of unedited footage of the Egyptian uprising on a new website.
Social scientists say analysis and debate, not a crackdown, is the best response to a powerful new protest movement.
In drawing lessons from the 2011 Arab uprisings and their after-effects, scholars should zoom in on experiments in governance and activism, even if they failed.
The American University of Beirut’s City Debates conference reflects a growing conflict between city gentrification and citizens’ needs.
Photo and video social-media channels are on the rise in the Arab region, but users are still worried about their freedom.
A labor action by Palestinian faculty members was halted after the education ministry indicated it would meet some of their demands.
In the United States, college campuses are split lately by emotional protests over race and other issues. One former U.S. college president gives out advice that may be also be relevant to Arab universities.
Medical students’ protests stopped the Ministry of Health’s attempt to make it mandatory for students to work in remote areas after graduation.