31 janvier 2017

Jordan Concerned About Ranking Performance

Political and academic leaders in the Kingdom of Jordan have become increasingly concerned about the poor showing of the country’s universities in international rankings. More...

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Employability Rankings Show Weakness of North African Universities

An article by Wagdy Sawahel in Arabia Higher Education discusses growing concerns about the quality of university education in North Africa and the employability of graduates. Unemployment is rife throughout the region, reaching its peak in Egypt where over a third of university graduates are jobless. More...

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13 juillet 2016

Arab Rankings: Who got it right? (if any)

http://www.ireg-observatory.org/templates/sub_business2/images/ireg_top2013.pngObservations on the two recent Arab university rankings (US News and QS) coming from within the Arab academic world. Cesar Wazen, Director of Scholarships & Partnerships Office at Qatar University formulated some questions relevant from the regional point of view. More...

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16 décembre 2015

A Jordanian Researcher Advocates For Natural Pest Control

By Benjamin Plackett. The first thing you notice about Lara Jaber is her wide smile. She smiles almost all the time. On many other people it might seem forced, but with her it feels genuine. More...

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23 novembre 2015

En Tunisie, troisième session du Laboratoire de l’économie sociale et solidaire

http://alternatives-economiques.fr/blogs/abherve/files/abherve.jpgSur le blog de Michel Abhervé pour Alternatives économiques. La troisième session du Laboratoire de l’économie sociale et solidaire, Lab’ESS, est organisée du 20 au 23 novembre, à Tunis. Suite...

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Ouverture des cinquièmes Assises de l’économie sociale et solidaire à Skhirat au Maroc

http://alternatives-economiques.fr/blogs/abherve/files/abherve.jpgSur le blog de Michel Abhervé pour Alternatives économiques. Le Maroc est un des pays qui mise le plus sur le développement de l’ESS ce que porte avec détermination Fatema Marouane, ministre de l’Artisanat et de l’économie sociale et solidaire, dont nous avons déjà mentionné l’action dans ce blog. Suite...

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08 novembre 2015

Merger prompts fears for future of higher education

By Ruwayshid Alruwaili. The world’s largest oil exporter is aiming to transform its higher education system. With the recent appointment of Dr Azzam Al-Dakhil as the new Education Minister, dramatic changes have taken place. The biggest was the merging of the two ministries – the Higher Education and Education ministries – into one ministry called the Education Ministry. Read more...

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08 juillet 2015

QS University Rankings: Arab Region

http://www.iu.qs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/qsiu_logo7.pngBy . Saudi Arabian universities dominated the leading positions in the first full university ranking for the Arab world, taking three of the top four places. But the exercise as a whole was much more inclusive, with universities from 15 of the 21 countries that were eligible for inclusion appearing in the top 100. More...

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07 avril 2015

Adult Education to Get an Overhaul in Palestine

By Thaer Thabet. In an old school here in the central West Bank, 50-year-old Wassef Farhan is attentively listening to his mathematics teacher.
Palestine has the highest literacy rate among Arab countries. In 2013, the proportion of illiterate Palestinians (above 15 years of age) was 3.7 percent, of which 4 percent live in the West Bank and 3.2 percent in Gaza Strip. Deteriorating economic conditions and the recurrent wars with Israel force many to leave school at an early age. More...

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29 mars 2015

Social Sciences Growing in the Arab World—But Slowly

By Rasha Faek. Despite the rapid growth of universities in the Arab world, the social sciences are only offered by 55 percent of them, a new report has found. More...

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