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Coronavirus

As the novel coronavirus sweeps through the Arab region, Al-Fanar Media is monitoring how it is affecting those facets of the Arab world that we focus on: higher education, research, and arts and culture. The Covid-19 pandemic has blocked students’ education, shuttered the art world, and revealed how badly the Arab region needs its own public health and research infrastructure.

With the lockdowns being enforced around the region and many individuals in quarantine, the public face-to-face gatherings that once fueled education and the arts have gone dark.

Coronavirus Faculty Students Teaching Technology & Online Learning

The Pros and Cons of Online University Learning

Haifaa M. Mussallam | 02 Mar 2021

A Saudi woman student of English Literature who does not like cameras finds some unexpected benefits to online learning as well as some drawbacks

Coronavirus Gender Health & Medicine Research Science

Covid-19 Spurs the Launch of a Science Journalism Platform in Egypt

Amr EL-Tohamy | 23 Feb 2021

An Egyptian woman pharmacist who found her ideal career in science journalism reached new heights when she set up a digital platform to inform the public about Covid-19.

Coronavirus Faculty Policy Research Science

Why the World Urgently Needs Interdisciplinary Research and Policy Making

Rana Dajani | 18 Feb 2021

Covid-19 is the perfect example of a complex, global problem that requires scientists and policy makers to build bridges through collaborative interdisciplinary research.

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Ajman University Caps a Challenging Year with a Drive-Through Graduation

Melanie Swan | 11 Feb 2021

The university, in the Emirates, wanted students to have some semblance of a normal cap-and-gown experience after a challenging school year.

Coronavirus Mental Health Students Study Abroad

International Students in the Gulf Cope With the Stress of Isolating in Dorms

Eman Kamel | 28 Jan 2021

Quarantining in their rooms, some students struggle with boredom and increased levels of anxiety. For others, there’s still a sense of community from living in student housing.

Coronavirus Faculty Students Teaching Technology & Online Learning

Covid-19’s Second Wave Leaves Plans for Resuming On-Campus Studies in Doubt

Rasha Faek | 21 Jan 2021

The current academic year is not going according to plan in many Arab countries due to a surge in the number of Covid-19 infections and deteriorating economic conditions in some.

Coronavirus Students Technology & Online Learning

Pandemic Casts a Shadow on Extracurricular Activities for Egyptian Students

Tarek Abd El-Galil | 19 Jan 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has pushed activities for Egyptian students online, drawing a mixed reaction.

Arts & Culture Coronavirus Liberal Arts

Artists in Saudi Arabia Gain New Recognition and Support

Melanie Swan | 08 Jan 2021

A new art grant from the Misk Art Institute provides major support for artists and could help shift attitudes about careers in art.

Coronavirus Faculty Students Teaching Technology & Online Learning

How to Use Pre-Recorded Lectures and Video Effectively: Faculty Insights

Elisabeth Kennedy, Hoda Mostafa, Karim Addas, Maha Bali | 05 Jan 2021

Faculty members at the American University in Cairo share strategies they’ve found effective.

Coronavirus Faculty Students Technology & Online Learning

Universities in Qatar Help Students Stay Connected in a Remote-Learning World

Eman Kamel | 04 Jan 2021

With less social interaction on campuses, students are feeling more stress. Universities are trying to help them maintain good mental health.




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