The demand for professors, nurses and similar occupations is rapidly outstripping the supply in the region.
Sultan Abu-Orabi, secretary general of a higher-education association, talks about the region’s challenges and opportunities.
The tale of Ismail, a medical student who gradually discovers the many expenses that come with his state-funded education.
Arab and Western academics alike flock to the Gulf, but don’t always get as much money as they expect.
A Qatari teaching center helps instructors learn techniques that involve more active learning, heading off classroom-management problems.
Belal Fadl, the Egyptian writer, recalls an interview he once had with Mohamed Hassanein Heikal, one of the most prominent Egyptian journalists and academics, and how it changed his opinion of journalism.
Despite 12 years of education reform, Qatar’s young people are performing poorly on standardized tests and spending years in remedial programs.
A 2013 survey of students in four Gulf countries shows they are still struggling to prepare students for universities and the workforce despite having spent billions on revamping education.
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 teacher reflects on how her expectations of having a woman wearing a face veil in her classroom compared to the reality.