Education

03-10-2006
The Higher Education Council has approved the opening of new departments at Syrian state universities and faculties starting from 2006.
03-08-2006
The Ministry of Higher Education (MHE) is opening four new faculties in state universities across Syria. The Ministry of Higher Education (MHE) is opening four new faculties in state universities across Syria.
07-07-2006
A new university based in the eastern city of Deir-ez-Zor has been established following a Presidential decree in that sense.
05-01-2006
The European Union (EU) has initiated with the Syrian government a Vocational Educational and Training (VET) program in order to increase the efficiency of the local labor market to meet the growing needs of the economy.
01-08-2005
A National Human Development Report co-published by the Syrian State Planning Commission (SPC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on July 20 noted a deterioration in general education standards in Syria with illiteracy rates rising fro...
01-08-2004
Following the launch of Shern in June of this year, the Ministry of Higher Education inaugurated on July 12 the EU-funded National Tempus Office.
01-07-2004
The launch of SHERN is part of the development of the Syrian higher education sector that is now also encompassing state universities.
01-03-2004
Qualified manpower remains key for administrative reform to succeed. In that respect a number of initiatives have recently been launched, including the French-supported National Administration Institute.
01-10-2003
The priority given to the education sector is reflected by the opening of the first private universities in Syria's history. However, very high tuition fees remain an obstacle.
01-10-2003
A training institute is set up while academic cooperation agreements are signed with a number of foreign institutions.
09-09-2002
The Syrian Virtual University (SVU), the first of its kind in the Middle East, opened its doors in Damascus, on Monday 02 September.
12-08-2002
A Japanese language department will open at Damascus University at the start of the 2002-2003 academic year, reported Sana.
05-08-2002
The Ministry of Higher Education in Syria has recently completed the establishment of the first and only accredited full-fledged virtual university in the Middle East in a pioneering initiative that will go a long way towards furthering the cause of th...
10-05-2002
Syria's first virtual university has been set up.
13-04-2002
The European Commission has released a call to tender for assisting the establishment of Syria's future "Higher Institute of Business Administration".