15-Year-Old Emirati Student Just Launched Her Award-Winning Experiment into Space

15-Year-Old Emirati Student Just Launched Her Award-Winning Experiment into Space

Alia Al Mansoori, a 15-year-old student from the United Arab Emirates, has been declared the winner of the first UAE Genes in Space competition — which was held in the UAE in partnership with the UAE Space Agency, The National, and Boeing.   The competition was open to students across the country in grades 7-12, and […]

Mixed Feelings Regarding Egypt’s National High School Results

Mixed Feelings Regarding Egypt’s National High School Results

By: Abdulhameed Afifi

Egyptian high school students are on the edges of their seats, as they await for the official “Tansee2” announcement; the process used by which public universities determine the minimum required GPAs required to access certain faculties and majors, in accordance with the general average of the nation’s high school results.     The tension is […]

VIDEO: AUC Student Gives the Most Inspirational and Realistic Commencement Speech

VIDEO: AUC Student Gives the Most Inspirational and Realistic Commencement Speech

A commencement speech marks your college career’s last and final memory. It is a speech that puts your work for the past four or five years into perspective; those few words have the power to inspire the entirety of a graduating class, and give them hope for a brighter future.   Sometimes a commencement speech […]

This Young Egyptian Entrepreneur Is Shaping the Future of Tutoring in Egypt

This Young Egyptian Entrepreneur Is Shaping the Future of Tutoring in Egypt

  Education in Egypt has been somewhat of a constant disappointment, but one Egyptian entrepreneur is planning to do something about it by revolutionizing the future of tutoring and online education.   Salma Rizk created Professor X, a website that allows students who need last minute help to be tutored by other student. Think Uber, but with […]

These Egyptian Students Actually Managed to Get Cairokee to Throw a Private Concert for Them

These Egyptian Students Actually Managed to Get Cairokee to Throw a Private Concert for Them

  Victory College Alexandria students made a nearly-impossible bet with IN by Vodafone, and they actually won.   During their graduation ceremony — which rapper Zap Tharwat hosted — the students begged Vodafone to have a private concert thrown for all the students by their favorite band. Their favorite band was none other than Cairokee.     The […]

Why Student Activities Are Not a Waste of Time

Why Student Activities Are Not a Waste of Time

  University days are arguably the best days of anyone’s life. Deadlines, midterms, presentations and finals can make you think otherwise, but you’ll believe me once you’re a graduate; having to actually be an an adult with responsibilities that you can’t just ignore by letting someone make sure they sign the attendance sheet.     […]

INKOMPASS 2017: Philip Morris Initiative Reaches Out to Egyptian University Students with Unique Opportunities

INKOMPASS 2017: Philip Morris Initiative Reaches Out to Egyptian University Students with Unique Opportunities

Most Egyptian students are very intimidated of what their life might be like after they graduate. The actual thought of making it through Egypt’s tough labor market is a big deal to most of the undergraduates. Some might even claim that students can rarely succeed on their own without a “push” of some sort.   Well, you’re […]

Dubai’s Newest Apple Store Might Have the Best View Ever

Dubai’s Newest Apple Store Might Have the Best View Ever

  Apple’s third store in the UAE will not be your ordinary Apple store. It’s unique on so many levels, mostly because of its main theme; “Creativity. Connected.” The theme will focus on linking Apple’s technical expertise with the creative community of Dubai – from startups, local app developers and independent art galleries, to boutiques, […]

The Scoop Behind Egypt’s Most Talked About School: Mavericks

The Scoop Behind Egypt’s Most Talked About School: Mavericks

  Just like thousands of Egyptian parents, I’ve been recently panicking over schools. You have hundreds of choices, yet only two or maybe three actually impress you. The fees are out of this world, the assessments are humiliating, and you feel lost. Then along comes a school with a mission and an out-of-the-box education method. […]

9 Life lessons You Learn From University

9 Life lessons You Learn From University

By Jumana Radwan

  I’ve always heard people claim that you learn the importance of a lot of things – other than the importance of an education –  from university. Yet, I wasn’t really convinced, until I witnessed it myself. I’m currently half way through my university experience and I already feel like it’s been the most dramatic, […]