The threat of toxic dust is just one facet of the mammoth task of restoring Beirut after the port blast. Teams of academics have formed to coordinate recovery efforts.
Much of the city’s creative life was centered in two historic neighborhoods that bore the brunt of the blast.
Two-thirds of all attacks on campuses and university buildings worldwide over the past five years took place in the Middle East, says a new report on attacks on education.
Officials in several countries called the openings tentative and said they could be reversed if the number of infections rises.
Organizations that assist entrepreneurs in the Arab region and seek to improve young people’s job prospects face new challenges from the Covid-19 lockdowns.
While not diminishing the many difficulties in the crash transition to distance learning, many Arab educators also see an upside.
Universities in the Arab region first looked to technology for ways of preventing cheating on exams. But in response to student complaints, some are rethinking how to asses learning.
The Covid-19 pandemic forced Arab universities to hastily shift classes online–or in some cases shut down completely. Now they need to assess learning and decide how to safely re-open.
With artistic productions shut down by the pandemic, cultural organizations are looking for ways to continue their missions and get support to unemployed artists.
An “academy” of early-career researchers in Germany and Arab countries promotes international, interdisciplinary research projects “on the boundary between science and society.”