Democratic change in Egypt and Tunisia will only be successful if people are able to participate directly in collective decision-making processes and if an improvement of their living conditions can be achieved
They therefore need good education und real job opportunities. The young generation is extremely dissatisfied and demands a better future. Unemployment among young university graduates is constantly growing; chances of gaining employment after graduation are small. Universities are accordingly carrying out an important, historic task: They are picking up on the political demands and transferring them into science and research. The panel will analyze the new situation and discuss the chances and challenges they perceive for universities in Egypt and Tunisia.