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Middle East

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

Arab universities head calls for regional quid pro quo Subscription

21 November 2013 | By

Rich and poor states have resources other side needs, says sultan

Jim Al-Khalili calls for scientific Arab Spring Subscription

7 November 2013 | By

In Cara lecture, Iraqi-born physicist calls for revival of region’s thirst for knowledge

Arab Spring students reluctant to question tutors Subscription

19 September 2013 | By

Scholars say culture of deference stifles development

Middle Eastern academies gauge governance for first time Subscription

12 September 2013 | By

World Bank study weighs strengths and flaws of universities in wake of Arab Spring

Georgetown’s Qatar outpost ‘illegal’, lawyer claims Subscription

5 September 2013 | By Jon Marcus

US institution’s Doha venture is said to contravene its 1815 charter

Israel may forgo Horizon 2020 cash over restrictions Subscription

5 September 2013 | By

Senior figures say ‘disputed territory’ curbs may prompt refusal to participate in EU framework

Iraq academy urged to build own path to quality Subscription

5 September 2013 | By

Report on Erbil conference highlights challenges facing Iraqi universities

Israel caught between Haredim and a hard place Subscription

1 August 2013 | By

Joint degrees with ultra-Orthodox colleges counter to universities’ gender equity policies

Gulf hopes for higher education streams Subscription

11 July 2013 | By

Online provision appeals to cash-strapped, unstable nations

Qatar under new management, but business as usual for branches Subscription

11 July 2013 | By

Western universities don’t expect new emir to shake up status quo

Palestinian exile refuses to be boxed in Subscription

30 May 2013 | By

How Bashir Makhoul explores through art the plight of his countrymen

Israeli campaigners fear enemy within campus walls Subscription

16 May 2013 | By

Event on academic freedom identifies ‘one-sided far-leftist agitprop’

Bumps on Dubai’s university highway Subscription

18 April 2013 | By

Western universities are refining their offerings as the city-state’s economy gets back on track. Jack Grove reports from the UAE

Refugee academic seeks safety and financial support Subscription

14 March 2013 | By

David Matthews meets a Syrian doctoral student at a UK university who is struggling to secure her future

Post-Arab Spring academic freedom examined at conference in Tunisia Subscription

7 March 2013 | By

University of Manouba hosts conference as dean Habib Kazdaghli faces trial said to ‘lack merit’

Qatar strives to weave its Western branches into one Subscription

28 February 2013 | By

Emirate’s flagship aims to integrate partners in postgraduate programmes as part of ‘2030’ plan

Cara calls for urgent support for Syrian academics

06 Jan 2013 | By

Cara calls for urgent support for Syrian academics as civil war rages

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