Al-Fanar Media developed a interactive map which provides detailed, country-specific information about how the quality of higher-education institutions is regulated and monitored in the Arab world. This resource is an ongoing project that currently includes information for 17 countries. Information for additional countries will be added as it is collected, and existing information will be updated regularly.
Al-Fanar Media correspondents used an extensive questionnaire to examine the legal requirements for opening and operating universities in more than 17 countries in order to determinate the following:
- What government agency licenses universities and allows them to open, and what requirements does a university need to meet in order to open?
- Once a university is open, what agency, if any, follows up to check on the quality of instruction, facilities, and student services that the university offers? If an agency does such quality assurance, how does it perform its tasks, and what sort of examination does it conduct? What information does it ask for?
This project is an attempt to make clear who is responsible for the quality of higher education in each Arab country and what the guidelines and laws are that regulate the quality of higher education in each country.
For more information about this interactive tool, please click here.