By Julia Lawrence.The Middle East has a long and illustrious tradition of education, but that has not been in evidence in the region since at least the collapse of the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Now, Salah Khalil, head of the London-based charity the Alexandria Trust, hopes to return some of that luster to the area by promoting higher education culture in the Arab region.
As part of the effort, Alexandria Trust is launching a new magazine devoted to covering the issues of higher education in the Middle East. Called Al Fanar – which means The Lighthouse in Arabic – the publication will get its official launch on March 3rd in Dubai. Read more...