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Middle East

Lebanese academy aims to close gulf with ‘culture of innovation’ Subscription

21 May 2015 | By

Institutions seek new ways to halt exodus of country’s scholars

‘A year of IS rule has set Iraq back 10 years’ Subscription

14 May 2015 | By

Chilling testimonies collected by the Council for At-Risk Academics reveal the devastating impact of the arrival of Islamic State

Forging global citizens is electrifying, says head of NYU Abu Dhabi Subscription

23 April 2015 | By

Vice-chancellor talks to Chris Havergal about breaking free from Western constraints

Why bombs cannot strip Gaza of intellectual life Subscription

9 April 2015 | By

Writer and scholar Atef Abu Saif tells John Elmes how life goes on despite death from above

Arab émigrés ‘have a duty’ to help their home nations make strides Subscription

19 March 2015 | By

Head of Association of Arab Universities also urges the West not to ignore the plight of Syrian academics and students

Head of KAUST rejects calls to condemn restrictions on freedom of speech in Saudi Subscription

12 March 2015 | By

Jean-Lou Chameau says universities must reflect the societies within which they exist

Attitudes hold back region, inaugural MENA Universities Summit hears Subscription

5 March 2015 | By

At THE summit in Qatar, Gulf states hear that culture of entitlement must go

Israeli business school exports secrets of a ‘start-up nation’ Subscription

26 February 2015 | By

Lahav Executive Education offers international entrepreneurs insights into Israeli success and tactics for tackling Silicon Valley

Egypt tailors reforms on UK model Subscription

25 September 2014 | By

A government delegation has been inspired by British funding bodies

Film shows fight for education by Iran’s Baha’is Subscription

18 September 2014 | By

To Light a Candle documentary spotlights work of underground Baha’i Institute for Higher Education in face of persecution

Vivas could help prevent cheating in Gulf Subscription

28 August 2014 | By

Study suggests that unannounced oral exams can encourage integrity and engage students

Refugees from Syria excluded from Lebanese universities Subscription

26 June 2014 | By

Lebanon is failing to enable displaced scholars and students to continue their work and education, says report

Nigerian university united by Islamist terror Subscription

8 May 2014 | By

Vice-chancellor of Bayero University Kano says his institution grew stronger after a deadly 2012 attack

‘Beautiful minds’ neglected as KAUST courts global elite Subscription

24 April 2014 | By

Saudi princess sounds alarm over institution’s share of local students

How Dubai’s business school bubble burst Subscription

24 April 2014 | By

Boom and bust could herald a depression for the global sector, warn Finnish academics

Let us learn in our own language, says Algerian scholar Subscription

17 April 2014 | By

Use of English and French in Middle Eastern universities creates a divisive elite, argues Inam Bioud

Critics of ASA’s Israel boycott marshal forces in US Subscription

6 February 2014 | By

Palestinian scholars welcome the American Studies Association resolution

Syria’s conflict takes its toll on academy and academics alike Subscription

9 January 2014 | By Joe Sandler Clarke

Exiled scholars speak of hopes for renewal and fears for lost generation

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