Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a decision this month to open two university-affiliated medical institutions in opposition-held parts of Syria, provoking Damascus to accuse Ankara of carrying out “Turkification” in the country’s north.
Duolingo, an online education company that provides language learning software, has won an unusual exemption from the United States to offer its services in Syria.
Iran and Syria recently signed a memorandum of understanding in the educational field, which, according to the Iranian Minister of Education, should help encourage the spread of the Persian language.
Gaziantep University plans to become the second Turkish university to open faculties in areas under Turkish control in northern Syria.
A Turkish university is opening a faculty in the Euphrates Shield Area, highlighting the increasing influence and long-term commitment of Turkey in the north of Syria.
A Turkish University has announced that it would organize a test to enable students living in the Euphrates Shield Area to apply for enrolment.
Iran is furthering its reach in Syria’s education sector while the Syrian government seems unable to meet its promises to invest in that sector.
As they seek to gain influence and access to Syrian resources, Iran and Russia are also expanding ties with Damascus in the education sector.
A Syrian Christian charity established after the beginning of the uprising has been granted the right to set up a private university in Syria.
Despite the decline in the size of the population, official data indicate that the number of university students has increased relative to 2010.
The very poor position of Syrian universities in a global ranking for higher education institutions highlights the dismal level of teaching and research in Syria.
A new private university backed by the Syrian first lady has opened its doors in the coastal city of Lattakia.
Syria’s Kurds are launching a university in the city of Qamishli, the second in the space of one year.
The struggle over the language taught in Syrian education institutions is an increasing source of tension between the government and the Kurdish Union Democratic Party.
The number of Syrian children who entered school this year remained stable relative to 2015 after four consecutive years of decline.