Many Egyptian, Jordanian and Palestinian private universities raised their tuition fees, causing anger among students and driving some of them to drop out.
Vocational schools teach practical skills and enroll many disadvantaged students—a combination that’s difficult to adapt to online learning.
With limited rainfall and aquifers already over pumped, the kingdom is running out of water. Researchers are tackling some aspects of the problem, but hard choices still lie ahead.
Advances by Arab scientists, such as a faster new coronavirus test developed in Jordan, could benefit their home countries and the world. Universities and governments must do more to help put such discoveries into use.
Covid-19 has made jobs for refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and other Arab countries even scarcer than before. That’s likely to increase child labor and make schooling a luxury, researchers say.
Here’s a recommended reading list of lighter works to take your mind off Covid-19. Many are inspired by the broad sweep of history across the Middle East and North Africa.
A new report and website give a country-by-country examination of how children are welcomed in schools or shut out from them.
The conference brought together educators, students, entrepreneurs and advocacy groups to discuss how to support young people in the Middle East and other areas.
Sesame, the region’s only synchrotron, is well versed in upheaval. But the pandemic promises more pressure on the project’s shoestring budget.
Despite delays, a $580 million research partnership between European, North African and Middle Eastern countries hopes for additional funding from the European Union’s next big innovation framework.