Originally published by Al-Fanar Media and reprinted with permission.
Demand for higher education in the Arab region has never been greater. Students, families, governments and societies throughout the region all understand that higher education is the key to individual and national success in an interconnected, globalized economy.
There are thousands of academic institutions and programs seeking to meet this demand. However, higher education is not uniform in the Arab world, or globally. Rather, it is amazingly diverse. Academic providers range from tiny to gigantic, from narrowly specialized to broadly comprehensive, with publicly funded, private non-profit and private for-profit structures and a variety of missions and values. Finding the right academic program in the right institution is important for every student. It is also difficult. Read More.