Middle East

WENR, June 2018: Middle East

Morocco: Student Groups Accuse Government of Involvement in Student Deaths

Iran: Currently Home to 55,000 International Students; and more


Posted in Middle East, Regional News Summaries

WENR, May 2018: Middle East

Turkey: Government Proposes Splitting Up Universities, Sparks Protests

Egypt: Job Shortage for Egyptian Graduate Degree Holders; and more


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WENR, April 2018: Middle East

Qatar: Blockade Stifles Higher Education Collaboration in Gulf Region

Egypt: Universities Heavily Represented in Times Higher Education Arab World Rankings; and more


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WENR, March 2018: Middle East

Iraq Deputy Speaker Praises Iranian Higher Ed

Jordan to Now Recognize Accredited International Degrees; and more


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WENR, February 2018: Middle East

New Agreement Paves Way for U.K. Branch Campuses in Egypt

Israel: Legislation Over West Bank Institutions Expected to Spark Boycotts; and more


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WENR, December 2017: Middle East

Saudi Government Plans to Overhaul Education System

Syrian teen wins peace prize for educating refugee children; Dubai to offer inclusive education; and more


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WENR, November 2017: Middle East

Middle East: Survey Finds Widespread Research Misconduct

Egypt seeks to attract transnational institutions; Iraq welcomes an Iranian-funded university; and more.


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WENR, October 2017: Middle East

UAE: New Strategy to Improve Higher Ed Sector

A Call for Higher Education Reform in the MENA Region, and more


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WENR, September 2017: Middle East

Saudi Arabia: Government Looks to Revamp Scholarship Program

Qatar: Campus Leaders Confident Despite Blockade; Egypt: New Way to Measure Student Achievement in High School; and More


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WENR, July-August 2017: Middle East

Saudi Arabia: Universities Encouraged to Curb Recruitment of International Academics

Faced with dependence on international researchers, the Ministry of Education has called for institutions to hire local academics and recruit rarely from abroad.


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