Following a global trend, the institutions present exhibitions that prompt conversations on topics not always taught in schools.
In war-torn Central African Republic, sorely needed teachers are recruited from other walks of life to educate displaced children.
A well-regarded institution within Damascus University has managed to stay open during Syria’s civil war, but not without changes.
Georges Nasr made a reputation for himself in international film festivals, where he is experiencing a revival, but these days he concentrates on teaching movie making.
Kamal Al Haj was a popular and progressive dean of media studies at Damascus University, but chose to move to Germany to expand his professional horizons.
A head teacher in Yemen’s biggest camp for internally displaced people is struggling to keep the doors open – and to prevent girls dropping out.
A Ph.D. candidate and mother of two young children says reaching her academic goal has been difficult but it can be done.
Egyptian universities are meting out punishments that far outweigh student infractions in an apparent attempt to keep a tight lid on student activism, the author says.
The writer compares her experience of three different academic systems in three different countries.