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Middle East

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

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

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