Introducing “Shamra Academia”, the Academic Arabic search engine

Wadie Skaf
Aug 18, 2018 · 3 min read


Shamra is a Syrian search engine launched on September 6, 2015. Since then, it has provided a number of new and useful services to Syrian users, Shamra Academia in particular.

Shamra Academia Advantages

Shamra Academia has these advantages:

  • It doesn’t contain any spam or fake files.
  • It provides a guide for Syrian educational institutions.
  • It provides a guide for scholarships for Syrian students.

Some Statistics and Numbers

The academic search engine has seen substantial participation rates from educational institutions in the country, with those topping the list of the number of studies submitted are, Damascus University (2697), Tishreen University (2631), Al-Baath University (2288) and Higher Institute for Applied Sciences and Technology (87).

Research studies number broken down by institutions
Total number of uploaded research studies broken down by year

Suggestions to improve the service

the service may be optimized through the following: