Middle East

WENR, March 2016: Middle East

Saudi government largesse dries up, along with oil wealth

Amid plummeting oil prices, Saudi youth may see an end to long-standing social entitlements such as fully funded international scholarships and secure government jobs.


Posted in Middle East, Regional News Summaries

WENR, October 2015: Middle East

Arab Countries Moving Up in Global University Rankings

The Times Higher Education released a list this week of what it believes to be the best 801 universities in the world.The top ten positions are dominated by familiar institutions in the United Kingdom…


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WENR, September 2015: Middle East

IIE Launches Initiative to Increase Collaboration between U.S. and Iran

The Institute of International Education has launched a new initiative to reinvigorate collaborations between universities in the U.S. and Iran. The organization said its U.S. university delegation to Iran in June found that ….


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WENR, July/August 2015: Middle East

200,000 Fake Degrees Sold in Gulf Region by Axact

A staggering 200,000 people from Gulf countries bought fake online degrees and diplomas from the Pakistani IT firm Axact in the past four years…


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WENR, June 2015: Middle East

US$250 Million for US-Egypt University Partnerships and Student Exchange

Egypt and the United States have launched a US$250 million, three-year initiative to enhance university partnerships and provide nearly 2,000 scholarships and exchanges for high-achieving Egyptians to study at home and in America…


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WENR, May 2015: Middle East

New University Targets Overseas Workers

A new university aimed at attracting the children of expat workers will open in Jeddah in collaboration with India’s Bangalore-based Bapuji Institute of Science & Technology, according to a recent article in Arab News…


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WENR, April 2015: Middle East

Network of Diploma Mills Preys on Students from Middle East

A global network of fraudulent online universities is using high-pressure sales tactics and phony scholarships to extract money from students who end up with worthless degrees, according to Al-Fanar Media…


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WENR, March 2015: Middle East

Internationally Mobile Students from the Region Increasingly Likely to Choose the U.S.

Since 2000, the number of students from the Middle East and North Africa has more than tripled, according to data from the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors report….


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WENR, January/February 2015: Middle East

Private Universities in the Middle East Grow in Popularity

A single year at a private university in Lebanon can cost up to US$14,000. In Saudi Arabia, that figure can climb to $25,000. In Qatar, it can be more than $40,000…


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WENR, December 2014: Middle East

Saudi Universities Top Regional Ranking

Universities in Saudi Arabia dominate the first ranking of 91 Arab universities published in November by US News & World Report. The top three universities are Saudi Arabian but Egypt and Algeria have…


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