Trust signs agreement with Center for Educational Research and Development (CERD) in Lebanon

Beirut, 1 May 2013 – The Alexandria Trust has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Center for Educational Research and Development (CERD) in Lebanon, under which the UK-based charity will provide education consulting services.


Alexandria Trust appoints Shadi Arafa Operations Manager

London, 30 April 2013 – The Alexandria Trust announced this week that Shadi Arafa has joined the London team as Operations Manager starting Monday, April 29.


David French attends the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship

Oxford, 12 April 2013 – Nearly 1,000 of the world’s most influential social entrepreneurs, key thought leaders and strategic partners gathered once again at the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford to exchange ideas, solutions and information.


Al-Fanar Media: Online publication devoted to covering Arab higher education

London, 24 March 2013 - Al-Fanar Media, founded by the Alexandria Trust, seeks to provide balanced, accurate, and insightful coverage of all aspects of academic life in the Arab world and to serve as a watchdog for academic freedom.


David French in Beirut for ACSS inaugural conference

Beirut, 19 March 2013 - David French, Executive Director of the Alexandria Trust, participated in the inaugural conference of the Arab Council of Social Sciences.


Al-Fanar Media inaugural event in Dubai cancelled due to academic freedom concern

London, 27 February 2013 - Al-Fanar Media, a new independent publication founded by the Alexandria Trust and dedicated to covering news and analysis on Arab higher education, has cancelled its inaugural event scheduled for this coming weekend in Dubai.


Alexandria Trust featured in the New York Times

London, 25 February 2013 – The February 25, 2013, edition of the New York Times featured an article on the Alexandria Trust and Al-Fanar Media entitled “Advocating for Arab Higher Education” by DD Guttenplan. Read the article here.

Al-Fanar Media receives two-year grant from Ford Foundation

London, 25 February 2013Al-Fanar Media, a new independent publication dedicated to covering news and analysis on higher education in the Arab world and founded by the Alexandria Trust, has received a two-year grant from the Ford Foundation.


Alexandria Trust to participate in dialogue on business education in the Arab world

London, 21 February 2013 - The Alexandria Trust will participate in a roundtable dialogue on business education in the Arab world hosted by the Association of Business Schools.

Learn more at the Association of Business Schools website.

Former UK Home Secretary joins Board of Alexandria Trust

London, 21 November 2012 - The Alexandria Trust today announced the appointment to its board of trustees of a new member, the Rt. Hon. Charles Clarke.