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

19 mars 2017

Small Wheat Grains Swell Into Big Controversy

By Tarek Abd El-Galil. In highly publicized experiments, Egyptian researchers say they may be able to double the country’s wheat production by squeezing two growing seasons into a year. More...

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14 mars 2017

University to accept Palestinian Authority test scores

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has become the first Israeli university to recognise the Palestinian Authority’s matriculation exam, known as the tawjihi, writes Dov Lieber for The Times of Israel.
Previously, Palestinians from East Jerusalem, the West Bank or Gaza who wanted to study at the university had to complete a year-long preparatory programme before being admitted. With the new policy to be piloted, those Palestinians with outstanding scores on their tawjihi will be able to be accepted into a limited number of (mostly humanities) academic departments in the university without any preparatory programme. Additionally, the new programme will allow top-rate Palestinian students to be admitted into the institution without taking the Psychometric Entrance Test
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Concerns raised over spate of violence at universities

By Laeed Zaghlami. Algerian universities, usually enclaves of peace and perceived as bastions of reason and enlightenment, have in the past few weeks been the site of several acts of violence, raising concerns over the spread of physical violence from other sectors of society. More...

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09 mars 2017

Le conflit israélo-palestinien peut-il se résoudre sans arbitre ?

Par Dominique Moïsi. Un ou deux États ? En Israël, les propos de Trump sur le Proche-Orient ont suscité plus d’interrogations que de réponses. La seule solution pour imposer la paix ne peut venir que de la base et non plus du sommet. Voir l'article...

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06 mars 2017

Government pushes university-industry ‘cluster’ plan

By Laeed Zaghlami. A new plan is under way to develop clusters which bring universities and industry together around specific disciplines in a bid to better meet the country’s economic and social needs. Read more...

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Student report exposes multi-layer university corruption

By Wagdy Sawahel. Published by the Morocco-based Organisation of the Student Renaissance, a national association open to all university students in Morocco, the 17 February report entitled Financial and Administrative Corruption in Moroccan Universities indicates that female students suffer from extortion and sexual harassment by professors that usually goes unpunished. Read more...

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Medical schools add female genital mutilation to curricula

By Ashraf Khaled. In a bid to curb the age-old practice, Egyptian medical students are to study female genital mutilation as part of their training in a country where more than 80% of mutilations are believed to be conducted by medical workers.
He cited 2014 government statistics that said around 92% of Egypt’s women aged 15 to 49 years have been subjected to female genital mutilation. The rates dropped to 61% among girls under the age of 15, compared to 74% in 2008. Read more...

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22 février 2017

Preparing Arab-nation students for study in the West

By Wagdy Sawahel. Despite facilitating several scholarship initiatives aimed at students, most Arab universities in Africa are not adequately preparing students to optimise learning opportunities at foreign universities or serve as cultural ambassadors, according to higher education experts, scholars and students. More...

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Knowledge City to boost science education and research

By Wagdy Sawahel. In an effort to establish itself as a regional hub for higher education, science and technology, Egypt plans to set up a Knowledge City in the new administrative capital east of Cairo that will host branches of foreign universities and research, innovation and entrepreneurship centres along with a science park. More...

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19 février 2017

Back to the Old Quarrel: Philosophy vs Religion

By Ursula Lindsey. Philosophy is not under attack in Morocco, its prime minister Abdelilah Benkirane stated publicly on January 19. The unusual declaration was an official intervention in a debate over the role and value of philosophy, and its compatibility with religious faith. More...

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