Lebanese campuses are reopening after the Covid-19 closures, but fuel, electricity and Internet problems are still an obstacle for some.
RebootKamp’s “durable skills accelerator program” has helped 400 Jordanian youth, most of them refugees, learn high-demand skills.
Michel Mawad took office as president last fall. Skills he learned in his medical career will help him lead the university through a period of crisis, he says.
A new dollar peg for tuition at the American University of Beirut and the Lebanese American University made the cost of study too expensive for many students.
Misperceptions and bureaucracy are among the hindrances to better academic cooperation between Europe and the South Mediterranean, a new report says.
Salim Chahine, a professor at the American University of Beirut and a senior official at Lebanon’s central bank, is among the recipients of the 2020 Kuwait Prize.
Networks of informal contacts and resources are helping refugee students in Lebanon and Jordan gain access to a university education.
Many Lebanese professors work on hourly, part-time contracts with no benefits and little chance of promotion, while their salaries plunge in value.
Many universities may not survive the country’s economic turmoil, economists warn. For those that do, maintaining educational quality could be a challenge.
Providing legal job opportunities for refugees helps them rebuild their lives and benefits host countries too, aid agencies say.