« Middle East and North Africa » (littéralement, « Moyen-Orient et Afrique du Nord »)

20 septembre 2018

Correspondance privée et correspondance administrative en copte

Les collections de papyrus à travers le monde regorgent de documents coptes inédits, lettres, textes juridiques et économiques, qui sont autant d'éléments de l'histoire de l'Égypte chrétienne aux vie-viiie siècles. Le but de ce séminaire est de déchiffrer et de commenter certains de ces documents, en vue d'une éventuelle publication. Cette année, plusieurs lettres conservées à Berlin seront examinées, qui impliquent les milieux ecclésiastiques et monastiques. Plus...

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18 septembre 2018

At Hebrew University, all students study entrepreneurship

In Israel, which boasts the greatest number of start-ups per capita in the world, entrepreneurship courses have been sprouting at universities and colleges throughout the country to meet a grassroots demand. These aim to arm students with much needed theory and a toolbox of mentorships, networking and tips on how best to approach investors for funding, writes Shoshanna Solomon for The Times of Israel.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, however, now wants to make entrepreneurship part of the staple diet of all of its students – including historians, engineers and philosophers. “Our vision is that each and every student, from semester one in year one, will learn something about innovation,” said Amnon Dekel, the newly appointed managing director of HUstart, the Hebrew University Entrepreneurship Center. “In this century, as you go forward in life, whether you work in tech or in services, you need to be innovative and an entrepreneur.” More...

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10 septembre 2018

Work starts on US$81 million Al Ain university campus

Abu Dhabi University has laid the foundation stone for its new campus in Al Ain as construction starts on expanding and enhancing facilities. The new campus with an overall area of 45,000 square metres will cost AED300 million (US$81 million), writes Sam Bridge for Arabian Business. More...

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HE system under pressure as student numbers mount

By Azzeddine Bensouiah. On the eve of the academic year in Algeria this month, there are concerns about how the government can meet the expectations of free quality higher education on the part of increasing numbers of university students – this year over 1.7 million. More...

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27 août 2018

One person arrested in masters-for-money scandal

By Wagdy Sawahel. A person has been arrested and a senior member of Transparency Maroc has been suspended from the association in the wake of allegations that students were being asked to pay over US$4,000 to guarantee a place on a university masters course in Morocco. More...

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25 août 2018

A New University, Born in the Chaos of War

Al Fanar

Having beat formidable odds, a university that was started by the Kurdish-led local administration in the northeastern region of Syria will begin its third academic year this fall. More...

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U.N. Scrambles to Keep Schools for Palestinians Open

Al Fanar

The future is uncertain for 252 United Nations schools here that serve more than 240,000 students, as the agency that runs the schools copes with a serious shortage of funds. More...

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24 août 2018

Uncertainty over future of Palestinian lecturers

As Israeli students are finishing their final exams, Palestinian students in the occupied territories don’t know whether their institutions will be opening for the coming academic year or if their lecturers will continue to teach, as dozens of lecturers with European and American citizenship are being expelled, writes Daphna Golan for Haaretz.
Around half the foreign lecturers at Palestinian universities started receiving letters last November saying their requests to have their residency visas extended had been refused because they have been “living in the area for more than five years”.
In addition, the foreign spouses of these lecturers are being asked to sign declarations that they do not intend to work. To ensure that they keep this promise, they are asked to pay guarantees of between ILS20,000 (US$5,500) and ILS80,000 (US$22,000), which will be forfeited if it is discovered that they had been working despite the ban
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Three universities to jointly produce CubeSat

Iranian Space Agency Director Morteza Barari said that three Iranian universities are jointly working on manufacturing a CubeSat. He stressed the important roles that universities can play in the development of the space industry in the country at a meeting in Tehran last week to discuss the cooperation between Iranian universities and the space industry, reports Mehr News Agency. More...

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Social welfare school aims to extend global reach

The École Supérieure de la Sécurité Sociale, or ESSS, which specialises in higher education and training for professions dealing with social welfare, will introduce some courses in English so Anglophone countries will be able to recruit its graduates. More...

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