Across the Arab region, a few programs focus on helping women get the skills and attitudes they need to find and hold a job.
A mortar attack on the architecture school at the University of Damascus last week was the latest wound to what is left of Syrian higher education. Syrian students, both in Syria and its neighbors, are finding it hard to get an education.
Student strikers at the British University of Egypt said it was trying to profit from them, while administrators said they were just trying to pass on real costs. The university president has resigned.