Papers

Under the direction of Seteney Shami (SSRC/ACSS), the SSRC initiated and organized three projects (read the overview here) on higher education in the Arab region: “University Governance and Autonomy in the Shifting Landscape of Higher Education in the Arab Region” (2009–2011); Universities and the Arab Spring: Comparative Perspectives” (2012–2013) and “Higher Education and Social Inequality: Models, Tools and Transfers in Comparative Perspective (The U.S. and Egypt)” (2010–2012).  In addition, Fida Adely (Georgetown University) was a senior consultant for the project on Universities and the Arab Spring and participated in the organization of all the activities of the project as well as the production of this website.

The papers and reports that culminated from these research projects are presented below. They focus on particular countries in the region and were written at different times during the various projects (as will be indicated per paper). All explore major important themes in the study of higher education and bring in empirical and ethnographic information from a number of Arab countries. They provide a foundation upon which new research agendas can be built.

The papers were written by the authors variously in Arabic, English, and French. Summaries of most of these papers are also available in English and Arabic. Thanks are due to Lina Shoumarova for her work with the authors and the project directors. We also remember with sadness our colleague Nabiha Jerad of the University of Tunis, who was an enthusiastic participant in our project and coordinator of the research in Tunisia before her untimely death in 2012.

 

AUTHOR
المؤلف
PAPER
البحث
THEMATIC TOPICS
الموضوعات
ENGLISH SUMMARY
ملخص باللغة الإنكليزية
ARABIC SUMMARY
ملخص باللغة العربية
Fida Adely pdf icons Revolutions, Transformations, and Higher Education: Changing Conceptualizations of the Role of the University
(March 2015)
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Fida Adely pdf icons Student Rights, Advocacy, and the Cost of Higher Education in Jordan: The Case of the National Campaign for Defending Students’ Rights—Thabahtoona
(March 2015)
Social Inequality pdf icons pdf icons
Yasmine Moataz Ahmed pdf icons The “International” Experience: A Discourse Analysis of Egypt’s Emergent Private Higher Education
(Feb 2015)
Governance & Autonomy pdf icons
Yazan Al-Saadi pdf icons Overview of Kuwait’s Educational Landscape
(Jan 2015)
Country Overview pdf icons pdf icons
Aref Alsoufi pdf icons Part One: Overview of Lebanon’s Educational Landscape
(March 2015)
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Ragui Assaad pdf icons Equality for All? Egypt’s Free Public Higher Education Policy Breeds Inequality of Opportunity
(Dec 2010)
Social Inequality pdf icons
pdf icons Arabic:
املساواة للجميع؟ سياسة مجانية التعليم العالي العام في مصر تخلق  عدم تكافؤ في
 (Dec 2010)
Ragui Assaad & Caroline Krafft pdf icons Social Background and Attitudes of Higher Education Students and Graduates in Egypt
(Jan 2015)
Social Inequality pdf icons pdf icons
Rahma Bourqia pdf icons French:
L’Université marocaine – Défis et perspectives
(Oct 2008)
Governance & Autonomy
Rahma Bourqia pdf icons Towards a sociology of the Moroccan university
(June 2011)
Governance & Autonomy
pdf icons French:
Vers une sociologie de l’université marocaine
(June 2011)
Daniele Cantini pdf icons October 6 University – The First Egyptian Private University
(Jan 2015)
Governance & Autonomy,
Labor Issues on Campus
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Nefissa Dessouky pdf icons Arabic:
جامعة القاهرة، بين أسوار الجامعة وبين السريات
 (May 2012)
Governance & Autonomy
Adnan El Amine pdf icons Arabic:
الحريات الأكاديمية واستقلالية الجامعات الحكومية بحسب قوانين التعليم العالي في البلدان العربية
 (July 2010)
Governance & Autonomy
Engi Gamal Eldin pdf icons Cost-Sharing Policies as a Means of Bettering Students’ Learning Conditions and Creating Competition Opportunities in Egypt’s Public Universities
(April 2013)
Social Inequality
Asya El-Meehy pdf icons Higher Education Policies and Welfare Regimes in Egypt and Tunisia
(March 2015)
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Moushira Elgeziri & Ray Langsten pdf icons Equity and Decision Making in the Transition to University Education in Egypt
(May 2015)
Social Inequality pdf icons pdf icons
Iman Farag pdf icons Arabic:
Overview of National Educational Landscape – Egypt
(May 2011)
Country Overview
Iman Farag pdf icons Privatization of Higher Education in the Arab World: Overview and Research Questions
(June 2009)
Overview
pdf icons French:
La privatisation de l’enseignement supérieur dans le Monde arabe
Etat des lieux et questions de recherche
(June 2009)
Ola Galal & Yasmine Moataz Ahmed pdf icons Protest Forms and University Governance: The Case of the American University in Cairo, 2008–2012
(Sept 2014)
Governance & Autonomy,
Labor Issues on Campus
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Cynthia Miller-Idriss & Elizabeth Hanauer pdf icons Transnational higher education: offshore campuses in the Middle East
(May 2011)
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Marlene Nasr pdf icons Governance case study: Saint Joseph University
(July 2015)
Governance & Autonomy,
Labor Issues on Campus
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pdf icons French:
Étude de cas: Université Saint Joseph
(July 2015)
Hanan Nazier pdf icons Higher Education Externalities in Egyptian Labor Markets
(March 2013)
Social Inequality pdf icons pdf icons
Mohamad Bassam Sukariyah pdf icons Beirut Arab University: A Case Study
(Jan 2015)
Governance & Autonomy pdf icons pdf icons
Social Science Research Council pdf icons Bibliography of Higher Education in the Arab Region
(June 2015)
 Bibliography

 

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