Middle East

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…


Posted in Middle East, Regional News Summaries

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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WENR, November 2014: Middle East

International Scholarship Program Celebrates 15th Year

Bahrain’s Crown Prince International Scholarship Program celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. The program has sent 146 students overseas to date…


Posted in Middle East, Regional News Summaries

WENR, October 2014: Middle East

Ranking Universities in the Middle East

A comprehensive ranking for institutions in the Middle East does yet exist, but University World News reports that the situation will soon be rectified as US News, the QS Intelligence Unit and Times Higher Education develop university rankings for the Middle East and North Africa…


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WENR, September 2014: Middle East

Government Offers International Study Scholarships

The Omani government is offering 1,746 places in the current academic year to students wishing to study abroad…


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WENR, July/August 2014: Middle East

Regional Harmonization Project Launched in Middle East, North Africa

A three-year higher education project to align subject-learning objectives in the Middle East and North Africa (MEDA) was…


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WENR, May 2014: Middle East

U.S. Government Opens Door to Academic Exchanges With Iran

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control in March issued a general license authorizing academic exchanges between the United States and Iran, and allowing Iranian students to participate …


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WENR, April 2014: Middle East

International School Students Concentrated in the Middle East

Almost a third of the world’s international school students attend schools in the Middle East, according to recent figures from the International Schools Consultancy (ISC) Group. The region is home to 1,213 of the world’s …


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WENR, March 2014: Middle East

MOOC Provider Blocks Students from Iran, Cuba, Syria and Sudan

Federal regulations prohibit U.S. businesses from offering services to countries subject to economic sanctions – a list that includes Cuba, Iran, Syria and Sudan – but as recently as January, students in those countries were still able to access Coursera’s massive open …


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WENR, February 2014: Middle East

Persian Gulf Countries to Lead Increases in International School Enrollments

New statistics from the International School Consultancy Group (ISC) show that the market is predicted to continue to see significant growth in 2014 with numbers reaching 7,200 international schools teaching over 3.7 million students in English by the end of 2014.


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