A recent report by Transparency International, “Global Corruption Report: Education,” largely skips Arab universities. But corruption in the region’s institutions is affecting admissions, grading, and administration, writes a scholar of comparative education.
A recent conflict at Al Quds University is part of a pattern of discrimination that prevents many Palestinians from pursuing their education, say Palestinian academics.
Running conflicts at Egyptian universities have taken the life of another student and spread to include a wider political circle.
As the academic year began at Egypt’s public universities, conflicts flared between supporters of the military-backed government and the Muslim Brotherhood.
A teacher reflects on how her expectations of having a woman wearing a face veil in her classroom compared to the reality.
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.