Protests in Iraq expressing widespread discontent with high unemployment, low living standards and corruption have met with live ammunition.
Public universities have permission to reopen, but security concerns and academic issues are causing delays. Some private universities are holding classes.
Initiatives in Jordan and Lebanon help high school students find a focus for their university studies that is a good fit for them.
Professors and administrators scramble to catch up on exams and student registrations that were forcibly postponed by a ministerial decree after demonstrations earlier this year.
Students may not realize the toll that anxiety over studying is taking on their bodies. Fortunately, that pressure can be managed and mitigated.
Two studies highlight the stresses of student life, both physical and mental.
Universities could play a key role in providing psychological support for students caught in the middle of war, a Yemeni professor says.
Female students already faced social and economic constraints in pursuing education. The toll of war, on lives, psyches and infrastructure, adds another.
Britain’s prestigious Chevening scholarship requires recipients to return home so their countries may benefit from their experience. That’s not easy for those from war zones.
Tunisian students with disabilities have a great deal of difficulty attending university, a situation similar to many Arab countries. But a Tunisian researcher may eventually help the visually impaired.