Middle East, North Africa, and Greater Arabia

Main building of the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
November 24, 2015

Stanford University to assist in development of programmes to be introduced in January

John Sexton, New York University (NYU)
November 1, 2015

Outgoing New York University president John Sexton dismisses concerns over academic freedom at his institution’s Abu Dhabi campus

Demonstrators march on the White House in Washington, D.C., to protest Israel's offensive in Gaza, August 2, 2014
October 27, 2015

Researchers from 72 institutions say they will not visit Israeli higher education institutions, act as referees, or participate in conferences

Students at Al-Azhar University
October 27, 2015

Higher Education Regulatory Funding Authority set up with British support

Man and lion lying beneath rug
October 1, 2015

Majority of academics publishing in journals with lax peer review are from Asia, study concludes

People viewing solar eclipse, Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Egypt
September 13, 2015

Firm’s scheme offers degree funding in exchange for students returning home to work in the country

Syrian refugee camp
September 10, 2015

The academic community's spirit of generosity is apparent in the way it has responded to Syria's civil war, says Ellie Bothwell

Scuba diver wading in floodwater, Saint Mark's Square, Venice
September 4, 2015

Scholar says ‘extraordinarily challenging’ task of running a university’s overseas outpost needs to be rethought

Bahrain skyline
August 26, 2015

Agency to design and conduct nationwide inspection regime

August 19, 2015

Islamic State targets octogenarian scholar, according to reports

germany higher education university refugees xenophobia syria racism
August 12, 2015

More than 60 universities in Germany provide help for the country’s growing number of refugees, study says

Dubai skyline
August 10, 2015

Pair of employees at the American University in Dubai deny criminal charges

Visitors touch REEM-B robot, Pal Technology Robotics, Abu Dhabi, 2008
July 24, 2015

‘Critical Muslims’ square up to the challenges facing higher education and research

Armed Iraqi fighters standing on smoke-covered road
July 16, 2015

Academic Victoria Fontan has borne witness to Iraq’s unfolding tragedy. She discusses encounters with Islamic State and US troops and her fears for the country’s future

Palestinian students, Jenin, West Bank, 2006
July 2, 2015

Teaching Shakespeare in Palestine was intense, disturbing and unforgettable, a University of Bristol lecturer says

June 3, 2015

Universities have confirmed their opposition to any academic boycott of Israel following votes by student and lecturer groups in favour of sanctions.

May 21, 2015

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

May 14, 2015

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

April 23, 2015

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

April 9, 2015

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