Student access to counseling and preventive mental health support at universities in the United Arab Emirates need improvements, student and psychologists say.
The wealthy Gulf countries have the education and research facilities to attract Arab talent, but need to take steps to improve the experience of the expat scientists and educators who come.
The wealthy Gulf countries could act as a reservoir for Arab talent in the region, benefiting their own economies and those of the countries that produce the talent they need.
Syrian students have been traveling to Beirut for interviews and tests. That complicated and costly process has gotten tougher with coronavirus lockdowns and new U.S. sanctions in place.
Many students in the Arab region are concerned about losing the chance to continue their higher education abroad because of restrictions related to Covid-19.
Some Arab countries have begun evacuating students from the area under quarantine, but many students feel abandoned and want more help.
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.
As the need for Russian military aid to the Syrian government appears to wind down, Russia remains intertwined in Syrian higher education.
A Palestinian student and journalist describes the hard work, persistence and passion it took to reach an educational goal.