Building on experience in China and Russia, a business school professor talks about how working in the developing world can be an advantage that can take institutions to the top.
Palestine suffers from high unemployment, but one of the bright spots in the job market is for graduates of vocational and technical training.
War in Syria has pushed professors to emigrate, students to drop out, and destroyed university buildings. But many Syrian universities press on, and there are ways to help them, the author says.
The military-backed interim government wants to give guards on campuses the power to investigate allegations and turn evidence over to public prosecutors. Many fear the measure could cramp political and academic freedom.
The editor of Al Fanar suggests how lessons from cutting news stories might be applied to scholarly writing.
The Moroccan government has created scholarships for students from central Africa but when the students arrive they are often shocked by the discrimination they run into on the street.
Conflicts at universities in the south of the country are splitting students along tribal lines, threatening institutional stability and driving some students out of the country.
Egypt’s young people have toppled two inept governments. With a proper education, they could help revive the country, says Farouk El-Baz.
A rapid expansion of private universities since the civil war has left Lebanon with plenty of universities and lots of questions about quality.