academics

Four Saudi women activists freed pending trial
Middle East

Four Saudi women activists freed pending trial

Saudi Arabia has released four more female activists from custody pending trial, rights campaigners have announced. This means that seven…
Turkey’s Academics for Peace punished for anti-war protest
Middle East

Turkey’s Academics for Peace punished for anti-war protest

Zafer Guzey is employed three days a week at a studio for string instruments. Sitting hunched over on a wooden…
Saudi court resumes high-profile trial of women activists
Middle East

Saudi court resumes high-profile trial of women activists

Eleven Saudi women’s rights activists were due back in court Wednesday in a trial that has drawn international criticism, just…
343 UK academics announce Israeli universities boycott
Middle East

343 UK academics announce Israeli universities boycott

Hundreds of British academics said Tuesday they would boycott contact with Israeli universities over the state's "intolerable human rights violations"…
Confusion on Morsi’s university dismissal
Egypt

Confusion on Morsi’s university dismissal

The Higher Education Ministry and the University of Zagazig have given contradictory statements as to whether former president Mohamed Morsi has…
Study: Academics rate women job applicants higher than identical men
Life & Style

Study: Academics rate women job applicants higher than identical men

When hundreds of US college faculty members rated junior scientists based on scholarly record, job interview performance and other information…
Following cabinet reversal, professors threaten general strike
Egypt

Following cabinet reversal, professors threaten general strike

Egyptian university professors on Saturday renewed calls for a general strike at the start of the new academic year, given…
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