Middle Eastern Students Find Options at Home and Elsewhere

By Robert Sedgwick, Editor WENR A number of articles have appeared in the press as of late bemoaning the first downturn in international student enrollments in the U.S. in more than 30 years. Much of the concern has focused on the diminishing cohorts of students…

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Iraq’s students say, ‘Welcome back, professor’

By Christina Asquith BAGHDAD – After a decade of sanctions had left his physics lab a crumbling shell, Raad Mohammed decided it was time to go. In 1999, following a route trodden by thousands of the best and brightest of Iraq’s academics, Dr. Mohammed escaped…

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Recent Developments in Egyptian Education

by Ulla Maija Salmi Schools and institutions of higher learning have existed in Egypt since ancient times. In the days of the Pharaohs, adult education was largely conducted in temples where astronomy, medicine, geometry and physics, among other subjects, were taught. When the Greek-speaking Ptolemies…

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