Middle East, North Africa, and Greater Arabia

Female students walking on campus, University of Tehran, Iran

Discrimination and university expulsions continue to blight the lives of this religious minority, writes Shabnam Moinipour

Hayley Warnham illustration (21 April 2016)

Investing in the education of millions of young people can help defuse a security time bomb, argue Faisal Abbas and Abdur Rehman Cheema

Globe showing map of Africa, Best universities in Africa

Times Higher Education World University Rankings data reveal the top 15 universities in Africa

Image of African continent

China’s motives, like the West’s, are mixed, but it clearly has a role to play in building capacity in African higher education

Mao Zedong portrait/Herd of zebra grazing on African plain

Ellie Bothwell reports on what both regions gain – and lose – from the Sino-African partnership

'Achieve' lettering at Texas A&M University in Doha, Qatar

Arshin Adib-Moghaddam considers the implications of ‘Emiratisation’ policies for higher education in the Middle East

Kurdish refugees at a camp in Suruc, Turkey

Technology can help to educate people fleeing from conflict, but the conservatism of universities must be overcome also, says Martin Hall

Phil Baty, Times Higher Education World University Rankings editor

Times Higher Education expands number of universities ranked to capture vigorous and active sector, says World University Rankings editor Phil Baty

Medical staff protesting, Salmaniya Medical Complex, Bahrain

Legal obligations continue to apply in transnational setting, say Lancaster scholars

Andrew Sachs singing as 'Manuel', Fawlty Towers

Pervasive claims that non-native speakers of English are unfairly discriminated against by publishers are rebutted by linguistics expert

Road block in South Sudan

David Malual W. Kuany discusses the difficulties encountered by universities in the world’s newest country

Texas A&M University in Doha, Qatar

Education City's spending for stateside outposts pieced together by The Washington Post

Burned out car

LSE academic finds link between education and extremism is most pronounced in Muslim world, but extends to the West too

Palestinian woman argues with Israeli border policeman, West Bank

Researchers set out how academic insights can build trust between different groups

Row of chairs for university exam in Saudi Arabia

Education minister pledges to 'ensure there is no exploitation of people'

Syrian refugees. Slovenian border with Croatia, 2015

Arshin Adib-Moghaddam explores the migrant crisis, and universities’ role in it

Row of Iran flags against Tehran skyline

France's École Polytechnique among the institutions signing agreements in aftermath of nuclear deal

Refugees leaving Hungary in October 2015

Higher education must look beyond financial gain to help solve the Middle East crisis, says Zahir Irani

Professor Barry Winn, Sohar University

Barry Winn, former University of Bradford deputy v-c, criticises short-term ‘colonial’ approach of UK universities to global partnerships

Witness Dzobo at work in Ebola treatment centre, Sierra Leone

From the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to special needs education in the UK, more mid-career professionals are taking professional doctorates