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Bilingual Educational System in Morocco Frustrates, Disadvantages Students

Morocco has recently undertaken a concerted program of education reform—taking loans from the World Bank for development, founding an education and training center for women, and creating a plan to promote women’s rights, a...
by Alex Leedom


Yemen Talks Coordination on Higher Education with other Arab Nations

Yemeni Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Hisham Sharaf met in Riyadh on Friday, March 14 with his Moroccan counterpart, Soumia Bankhaldoun to discuss cooperation on higher education between the two countries....
by Alex Leedom


Despite Reforms, Education in Myanmar Has a Long Way to Go

In December, the Women’s Forum of Myanmar hosted a panel on education to discuss the progress the country has made—and how far it still has to go. Myanmar’s government, only recently reconstituted following the dissolutio...
by Alex Leedom



Can a Modern University Build Bridges to Historically Isolated North Korea?

The Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) is the first university in North Korea founded and run by foreigners, mainly from the United States, China, and South Korea, offering a Western Education. Inaugurated i...
by Nashrah Ahmed


African Higher Education Reforms to Continue in 2014

In 2007 the African Union Commission (AUC) announced a strategy to harmonize the disparate higher education systems throughout the continent. Among the programs set to continue are the AUC’s Arusha Convention—a framework fo...
by Alex Leedom


Yangon University Re-opens in Myanmar

Myanmar’s political reforms, which began in 2011 with the release of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, are continuing with the reopening of Yangon University, which is teaching its first class of undergraduates since 199...
by Alex Leedom



Blended Learning Enhances Online Education’s Potential in Developing Countries

Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) exploded in popularity in 2011, and were seen as a revolutionary way to spread higher education around the world. But education experts have noted major problems with the model, and MOOCs hav...
by Carla Drumhiller


Rural University in Bolivia Reaches Out to Indigenous Youth

In Bolivia, one of the major challenges facing youth is access to higher education. As young people in rural, indigenous communities in particular often face difficulties in attending university, the Unidad Académica Campesina...
by Carla Drumhiller


Tajikistan’s Government Lacks Faith in College Education System

The government of Tajikistan has little faith in the quality of education students receive at Tajik universities. Tajikistan‘s quality of education has suffered since the early 1990s when the country first gained independ...
by Amanda Lubit