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Syria’s Kobani University initiative to document Turkish violations

NPA Syria - 2021-06-12 19:03
#Kobani University students called for participation in documenting Turkish crimes and violations in Kurdish-majority areas. The post Syria’s Kobani University initiative to document Turkish violations appeared first on North press agency. ...

Second semester university exams start in Syria’s Kobani

NPA Syria - 2021-06-12 16:44
The current academic year will witness the graduation of the first batch of students from both faculties in addition to students of the institute of medical laboratory. #Kobani #Syria #TwitterKurds The post Second semester university exams start in Syria’ ...

Campus speech suppression is wrong — whether it points right or left

AEI - 2021-06-05 00:03
The suppression of speech is a betrayal of higher education’s core mission whether it targets right or left. And recently, at Stanford University, the campus censors trained their guns on a student for daring to lampoon the right. The post Campus speech s ...

Weekly columnist featured in new Haigazian University Press publication, Armenians of Iraq

Armenianweekly - 2021-06-03 14:08

Vian Mohammadi went to hunger strike

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2021-06-03 02:38
KMMK:“Vian Mohammadi” a native of Marivan and a management student at the University of Tehran, who was arrested by the The post Vian Mohammadi went to hunger strike appeared first on Kurdistan Human Rights Association. ...

Announcement: Winners of AUK’s Essay Writing Contest

The American University of Kurdistan - 2021-06-03 02:03
The American University of Kurdistan is pleased to announce the winners of its 2nd Essay Writing Contest for High school students between the ages of 15 and 18 years, which allowed students to share their views on various current issues. Submissions were ...

Boğaziçi academics turn their back on appointed rector on day 100 of protest

ANF - 2021-06-01 19:01
“While defending those already belonging to us, to the public, to the society, we get our strength from 158-year tradition of Boğaziçi and its practice as a public university for the last 50 years.” ...

Eric Fassin gives lecture at Kobanê University

ANF - 2021-05-30 16:52
French sociologist Eric Fassin gave a lecture at Kobanê University entitled "Democracy and Minority Politics - Gender, Race and Intersectionality." The event can be viewed on Youtube. ...

Afghanistan: Bus blast kills three university staff

BBC - 2021-05-30 01:04
A roadside bomb hits a bus carrying teachers from Al-Biruni university north of the capital Kabul. ...

French professor held online lecture at Syria’s Kobani University

NPA Syria - 2021-05-29 15:40
The lecture comes in the framework of a campaign by #Kobani University in order to contact with all academics to develop the university. The post French professor held online lecture at Syria’s Kobani University appeared first on North press agency. ...

William and Kate bump into old university chum in Pittenweem

Yahoo - 2021-05-28 20:28

Engine No. 1’s Big Win Over Exxon Shows Activist Hedge Funds Joining Fight Against Climate Change

John Bolton - 2021-05-28 03:14
By Mark DesJardine, assistant professor of strategy and sustainability at Penn State and Tima Bansal, Canada research chair in business sustainability at Western University for The Conversation One of the most expensive Wall Street shareholder battles on ...


Rojava University - 2021-05-27 06:10
We, as young freedom seeking activists, strive to become a student initiative for sake of consciousness, freedom and prosperity. This initiative is designed by Rojava University students; our concern is to build friendships with young students all over th ...

Forced electoral participation in Damascus university campus

NPA Syria - 2021-05-26 17:02
The security forces collected the students in university campus to push them to collectively participate in the election taking place today. #Syria The post Forced electoral participation in Damascus university campus appeared first on North press agency. ...

Mobilization and media promotion for Assad’s election campaign

NPA Syria - 2021-05-25 16:30
DAMASCUS, Syria (North Press) – Suhayla al-Asa’d, a pseudonym for a student at the Faculty of Political Sciences at the University of Damascus, pretended to be sick in order to be able to go home after the Ba’ath Party Branch in the faculty had obligated ...

China Finances Most Coal Plants Built Today

John Bolton - 2021-05-25 06:51
By Jeff Nesbit, Yale University As nations gear up for a critical year for climate negotiations, it’s become increasingly clear that success may hinge on one question: How soon will China end its reliance on coal and its financing of overseas coal-fired p ...

“Kurdish Language Between Past and Nowadays”

Rojava University - 2021-05-22 11:33
The Kurdish Institute of Rome, Rojava University, Sulaymaniyah University and ISMEO hosted a live seminar on May 22 via Zoom entitled "Kurdish Language Between Past and Nowadays" ...

Concession among Kurds better than with regional, international powers: Academic in KRG

NPA Syria - 2021-05-19 17:14
“Concession between the #Kurdish parties in #Syria is easier, safer, and more strategic than to regional and international parties,” Dean of the School of Social Sciences at the University of #Kurdistan Hawler (UKH) Bayar Mustafa Sevdeen told North Press. ...

Oxford University Professor Condemned for ‘Legitimising Lies and Falsehoods’ of Climate Denial Group

John Bolton - 2021-05-19 17:04
Oxford University is facing criticism after the UK’s principal climate science denial group appointed a second professor to its ranks. Emeritus Fellow Professor Peter Dobson has defended his decision to accept a position on the Global Warming Policy Found ...

Creighton University breaks ground on new School of Medicine building

Yahoo - 2021-05-13 21:05

Ayanna Pressley, Noubar Afeyan, Catherine D’Amato to Receive Honorary Degrees| BU Today | Boston University

BU - 2021-05-12 09:26

Iraq’s Kaka’i minority demand seats in parliament

NPA Syria - 2021-05-11 20:07
Farhad Kaka’i, an activist and university professor, said that the #Iraq's government pays little attention to the rights of the 200,000-strong Kaka'i minority. The post Iraq’s Kaka’i minority demand seats in parliament appeared first on North press agenc ...

Slavoj Žižek teaches at Kobanê University - english

Bianet - 2021-05-11 02:54

Interview with Shahzavar Karimzadi, Baloch economist, human rights activist and professor

ANF - 2021-05-09 10:16
Connor Hayes speaks with Shahzavar Karimzadi, Senior Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire, about the history of the Balochistan liberation struggle. ...

Looking back on JFK/Jackson institute conference series: “Kurds in the Middle East”

Justice for Kurds - 2021-05-08 06:33
Tuesday May 4th was the last day of the conference series “Kurds in the Middle East”, co-hosted by the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University and Justice for Kurds. We take this opportunity to look back on four weeks of fascinating conver ...

American University Graduates Students From Across Iraq - Al Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East

Al Monitor - 2021-05-06 15:13

Students’ Union suppress anti-government protests: University students in Syria’s Suwayda

NPA Syria - 2021-05-06 11:28
Students’ Union in #Suwayda is supported by #Ba'ath Party and is used as a front for it to suppress any protests or students’ requests even if they were related to living conditions. The post Students’ Union suppress anti-government protests: University s ...

“eスポーツ大学生No.1”を決定する日本最大級の大学生大会「Japan University eSPORTS Championship :U-Champ.~日本学生eスポーツ競技大会~」|一般社団法人日本eスポーツ連合のプレスリリース

Prtimes - 2021-05-05 04:01

St. Lawrence in the News - May 5, 2021 | St. Lawrence University

Stlawu - 2021-05-04 06:45

“eスポーツ大学生No.1”を決定する大学生頂上決戦「Japan University eSPORTS Championship :U-Champ.~日本学生eスポーツ競技大会~」|一般社団法人日本eスポーツ連合のプレスリリース

Prtimes - 2021-05-03 01:56

Ontario freezes college, university tuition fees for residents for second year

Yahoo - 2021-05-02 21:33

Elmhurst University lockdown lifted after person with gun reported on campus

Yahoo - 2021-05-02 07:28

University of Richmond president provides a sorely needed model of campus leadership

AEI - 2021-05-01 00:01
If more campus leaders possessed University of Richmond President Ronald Crutcher’s wisdom, vision, and decency, perhaps our campus divides wouldn’t be so stark. The post University of Richmond president provides a sorely needed model of campus leadership ...

Elmhurst University Put On Lockdown For Hours Due To Report Of Man With Gun

Yahoo - 2021-04-30 08:45

Glenn Loury on the irony of ‘systemic racism’

AEI - 2021-04-30 07:27
Glenn Loury is the Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences and Professor of Economics at Brown University. His article below “A Bluff and a Bludgeon” appeared on Bare Weiss’s Substack website in her collection of essays on “What is Systemic Raci ...

Co-Founder of Oxford University Petrochemical Research Centre Joins UK’s Leading Climate Science Denial Group

John Bolton - 2021-04-30 02:15
The UK’s principal climate science denial group the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) has appointed an Oxford University professor with ties to the fossil fuel industry to its board of trustees. Professor Peter Edwards is Professor of Inorganic Chem ...

Refugee camp experiences help Shiekh find her calling | Nebraska Today | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

UNL - 2021-04-29 13:10

“eスポーツ大学生No.1”を決定する大学生頂上決戦「Japan University eSPORTS Championship :U-Champ.~日本学生eスポーツ競技大会~」:時事ドットコム

JIJI - 2021-04-28 00:45

University of Minnesota Professor to Discuss New Book on Armenian Genocide - The Armenian Mirror-Spectator

Mirrorspectator - 2021-04-24 09:08

2nd Essay Writing Contest

The American University of Kurdistan - 2021-04-23 02:00
The American University of Kurdistan is holding its 2nd Essay Writing Contest in an effort to contribute to the community. A Committee of AUK instructors will be awarding the top ten applications among contestants of all High school students residing in t ...

Australian historian John Tully says Turkey is a ‘prison house of nations’

ANF - 2021-04-22 13:50
"I say, ‘prison house of nations’, because the Turkish Republic inherited the genocidal ideology of the Young Turk rulers of the dying Ottoman Empire,” said Australian historian, writer and retired university professor John Tully. ...

Tufts University Art Galleries to Present ‘Connecting Threads / Survivor Objects’ Exhibit |

Asbarez - 2021-04-21 22:41

Tufts University Art Galleries explores the kaleidoscopic world of Armenian liturgical textiles – Public Radio of Armenia

Armradio - 2021-04-21 12:45

Erdoğan appoints six new university rectors

ANF - 2021-04-21 12:06
Turkish president Erdoğan is once again overriding academic autonomy and appointing six new university rectors. In addition, the president extended the term of office of the AKP propagandist Hatipoğlu as university rector. ...

We are still here: the continued need for SWANA recognition at the University of Michigan | The Michigan Daily

Michigandaily - 2021-04-21 10:04

Michigan State University gets caught illegally segregating ‘affinity groups’ by skin color, then conceals it, and then backtracks

AEI - 2021-04-21 00:08
At its upcoming May 4-7 “Spring Conference on Teaching, Learning, and Student Success,” Michigan State University originally promoted “Affinity Groups for conversation within identity groups” as one of its “New This Year” items, see this archived website ...

Tufts University Art Galleries presents Connecting Threads / Survivor Objects

Armenianweekly - 2021-04-20 22:28

Oxford University Has Pledged to Divest from Fossil Fuels – Now it Needs to Sever All Ties to the Industry

John Bolton - 2021-04-20 14:58
There are signs Oxford University is slowly “getting it” when it comes to climate change. Last year, it committed to selling its multimillion-pound investments in oil and gas companies, after years of student campaigning, and more recently it launched an ...

Zizek gives guest lecture at Kobanê University: “You Kurds are my model”

ANF - 2021-04-19 20:26
Slavoj Zizek gave a guest lecture at Kobanê University. The lecture met with lively international interest. ...

University of Michigan's Center for Armenian Studies to present "The Problems of Genocide"

Armenianweekly - 2021-04-19 20:24

New lawsuit against 97 students at Boğaziçi University

ANF - 2021-04-19 14:08
A lawsuit has been filed against 97 students who were detained during the protests against the appointment of a trustee rector to Boğaziçi University. ...

As Biden improves with vets, Afghanistan plan a plus to some Norwich Virginia Mitt Romney Donald Trump Duke University | The Independent

Independent - 2021-04-17 09:29

You Can Celebrate Your University Of Maryland Graduate With Custom Banner, Lawn Sign

Yahoo - 2021-04-17 07:12

Resistance of Boğaziçi academics on day 75

ANF - 2021-04-16 19:10
The protest vigil of the Boğaziçi University's academics marks its 75th day. ...

Ankara Public Prosecutor's Office demands to strip Istanbul MP Ahmet Şık of immunity

ANF - 2021-04-16 09:18
Independent Istanbul MP Ahmet Şık is to be deprived of parliamentary immunity. The reason given to this request is a statement by the parliamentarian about the protests at Boğaziçi University. ...

The professor from the Autonoma University of Madrid (UAM), Fernando Camacho Padilla, visits Kurdistan region to explore possibilities for academic cooperation.

KRG-Spain - 2021-04-15 00:04
Dr. Fernando Camacho Padilla, the professor of contemporary history at the Autonoma University of Madrid (UAM), wrapped up his trip to the Kurdistan region of Iraq last week. The main goal of his travel to the region was to visit Kurdish universities and ...

President Nechirvan Barzani takes part in a seminar of the Yale University

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2021-04-13 21:11

Justice for Kurds Chairman: Kurds have broad support; President Barzani to address JFK-Yale University series

Justice for Kurds - 2021-04-13 20:02
WASHINGTON DC, United States (Kurdistan 24) – Dr. Thomas Kaplan, Chairman of the non-profit Justice for Kurds, described to Kurdistan 24 in an interview the aims of his organization, as he also discussed the four-part seminar series that begins on Tuesday ...

Vigil protest at Boğaziçi University on day 100

ANF - 2021-04-13 15:45
On the 100th day of the vigil protest, the academicians gathered at the South Campus Square and turned their backs on the rectorate building. ...

Justice for Kurds Chairman: Kurds have broad support; President Barzani to address JFK-Yale University series

Kurdistan24 - 2021-04-13 13:15

Off-University: »Dann gründen wir eben eine neue Universität!« (nd aktuell)

Neues Deutschland - 2021-04-12 14:08

Kobanê University hosts guest lecture by philosopher Slavoj Zizek

ANF - 2021-04-11 10:50
Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic Slavoj Zizek will give an online guest lecture at Kobanê University titled “Is democracy still an option today?” ...

Boğaziçi University Solidarity Initiative organises exhibition in Berlin

ANF - 2021-04-11 09:39
The action carried out by the Boğaziçi University Solidarity Initiative in Berlin to protest the appointment of the trustee rector, salutes the 100th day of resistance in Istanbul. ...

University kiosks in Damascus a new fatigue for students

NPA Syria - 2021-04-09 21:41
Faculty of Law, University of Damascus - North-Press Social media: Deteriorating economic conditions in #Syria’s #Damascus forces many university students to take drastic measures to save money The post University kiosks in Damascus a new fatigue for stud ...

Government security forces deploy amid calls for protest in Syria’s Suwayda

NPA Syria - 2021-04-08 15:53
Syrian government security forces intensively deployed in al-Sayer Square in #Syria’s #Suwayda following calls by university students on social media sites to organize demonstrations. The post Government security forces deploy amid calls for protest in Sy ...

New American University in Baghdad to Train Future Iraqi Leaders - Erudera College News

Collegenews - 2021-04-07 23:14

Minister of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham found dead in Syria’s Idlib

NPA Syria - 2021-04-07 22:46
Al-Kheleif came from the village of al-Rasafah, east of #Idlib, and held a Ph.D. in pesticide residues analysis from the Faculty of Agriculture at Cairo University in 2015. #Syria #HTS #SNA The post Minister of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham found dead in Syria’s I ...

Syria’s Autonomous Administration to open university in Raqqa

NPA Syria - 2021-04-07 18:25
The Autonomous Administration opened the first university in its areas, in #Afrin in August 2015, then Rojava University in #Qamishli in 2016, and later #Kobani University in 2017. The post Syria’s Autonomous Administration to open university in Raqqa app ...

German professors to deliver lessons at Rojava University

ANF - 2021-04-07 12:56
German-Kurdish Forum President Yunis Behram visited the North and East Syria region and said that they intend to expand their relations with the Autonomous Administration and that some German professors would provide online training for Rojava University. ...

Columbia University organizes debate on Turkish politics |

Ekathimerini - 2021-04-06 13:39

SDF appoints new director of its media center

NPA Syria - 2021-04-05 19:55
Shami comes from the city of #Hasakah, northeast #Syria, and holds a BA in Media from #Damascus University in 2010. #AANES @cmoc_sdf The post SDF appoints new director of its media center appeared first on North press agency. ...

New 'American' University in Baghdad Aims to Train Future Leaders

Al Fanarmedia - 2021-04-05 10:27

Kurdish Professionals hosted AUK President Dr. Rhodes to discuss education in Kurdistan

The American University of Kurdistan - 2021-04-05 02:00
Duhok, Kurdistan Region – April 4th, 2021 – In a web conference with the NPO, Kurdish Professionals, Dr. Randall Rhodes, President of The American University of Kurdistan, discussed AUK’s distinctive role in Kurdistan’s educational landscape and initiativ ...

Turkish scholar at French university stranded in Istanbul after authorities refuse to return passport - Stockholm Center for Freedom

Stockholmcf - 2021-04-03 17:37

Registration centers continue to receive students to register for the University

Rojava University - 2021-04-02 12:11
eligibility admission of the studying year 2020-2021 Following students 25 days ago by 25/08/2020 Contribute to ...

Registration centers continue to receive students to register for the University eligibility admission

Rojava University - 2021-04-02 10:38
Since the date of 08/25/2020, students continue to flock to the registration centers for the University ...

The University of Rojava opens the Faculty of Religious Sciences

Rojava University - 2021-04-02 06:14
The University of Rojava opens the Faculty of Religious Sciences with its following departments: Islamic religion, Christianity, and Yazidi religion ...

The meeting between the University of Rojava and the Kurdish Culture Office in Rome

Rojava University - 2021-04-02 06:14
In order of developing relations with the Office of Foreign Relations regarding common issues between the two parties, ...

Rojava University meeting with the Kurdish Heritage Institute in Sulaymaniyah

Rojava University - 2021-04-02 03:11
With the aim of developing scientific and cultural relations with academic institutions and research centers, ...

Students continue to take entrance exams for the second day

Rojava University - 2021-04-02 03:11
The University of Rojava, and within its preparations for the new academic year, ...

The University of Rojava inaugurates the postgraduation institute of Social Sciences

Rojava University - 2021-04-02 03:11
The University of Rojava, in the presence of the university’s students and teachers, opened the Postgraduate institute of Social Sciences. ...

Police attack university students, detain many in Istanbul

ANF - 2021-04-01 19:42
In Istanbul, a student protest was once again broken up by the police, and several participants were arrested. The rally was about tomorrow's start of the trial of two people who are in custody because of the Boğaziçi protests. ...

The Shahnameh Project: Disseminating Iranian musical culture in Britain • City, University of London

CITY - 2021-03-30 23:54

Student activists call for boycott on 1 April

ANF - 2021-03-30 13:08
University students called for participation in a press statement they will make on 1 April at Kadıköy Rıhtım at 5 pm to demand the release of their friends who were detained and put to house arrest. ...

Boğaziçi academics file suit against opening of new faculties

ANF - 2021-03-29 18:35
A presidential decree stipulates that two new faculties are to be established at Istanbul's elite Boğazici University. A complaint against the decree has now been filed with the State Council. ...

Turkish president takes action at protest-rocked university- The New Indian Express

Newindianexpress - 2021-03-28 00:07

50 detained as police attacks Boğaziçi University students

ANF - 2021-03-26 14:33
The police attacked Boğaziçi University students who gathered in front of the Istanbul Courthouse. Nearly 50 people were detained during the crackdown. ...

Turkish police detain 12 at Bogazici university protest, student group says | Arab News

Arabnews - 2021-03-26 00:47

Why Companies’ ‘Net-Zero’ Emissions Pledges Should Trigger a Healthy Dose of Skepticism

John Bolton - 2021-03-25 23:10
Read time: 6 minsBy Oliver Miltenberger, The University of Melbourne and Matthew D. Potts, University of California, Berkeley Originally published in The Conversation Hundreds of companies, including major emitters like United Airlines, BP and Shell, have ...

Boğaziçi University students detained over rainbow flags

ANF - 2021-03-25 20:32
Open homophobia in Turkey has reached a frightening dimension. At Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, a solidarity demonstration was attacked by police, and several people were detained because of rainbow flags. ...

Syria's first Kurdish university attracts controversy as well as students - Al Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East

Al Monitor - 2021-03-23 22:22

Oregon State University President F. King Alexander resigns amid fallout from LSU scandal

Yahoo - 2021-03-23 16:57

Concordia University cancels Turkish envoy’s conference on Karabakh - PanARMENIAN.Net

Panarmenian - 2021-03-22 17:35

Six-day boycott of classes at Boğaziçi University

ANF - 2021-03-22 14:36
The resistance at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul continues. The students have started a six-day strike for the release of their imprisoned fellow students. ...

Armenian students prevent Turkish Ambassador’s conference on Nagorno-Karabakh in Concordia University – Public Radio of Armenia

Armradio - 2021-03-20 10:45

Armenians call on Concordia University to cancel event with Turkish Ambassador – Public Radio of Armenia

Armradio - 2021-03-19 09:28

American University Hopes to Fill Higher-Ed Gap in Iraq | Voice of America - English

Voanews - 2021-03-19 00:38

Women making history: Women at HBCUs

AEI - 2021-03-19 00:06
Kamala Harris is the first graduate of a historically black college or university in the White House. Women at HBCUs show higher academic aspirations than female college students in general. The post Women making history: Women at HBCUs appeared first on ...

Bulgarian police seize fake millions in joint operation with US

BBC - 2021-03-17 00:05
A joint operation with the US Secret Service seizes euro and dollar banknotes printed at a university. ...

Mülheim: „Silent University“ in Endrunde für Zukunftspreis -

WAZ - 2021-03-15 23:10
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