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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 Finances Health & Medicine Students

A Financial Crisis, Then Coronavirus. Lebanese Universities Could Still Thrive.

Hana Addam El-Ghali | 24 Mar 2020

Lebanese higher education is caught between two crises. A scholar looks at how that’s likely to affect universities and offers suggestions for how they can prepare.

Administration Coronavirus Health & Medicine Teaching Technology & Online Learning

Coronavirus: Universities Are Shifting Classes Online—But It’s Not as Easy as It Sounds

Kyungmee Lee | 19 Mar 2020

Universities trying to make a sudden shift to online learning face many challenges, including holding student attention, measuring student progress, and designing online interfaces that will work on smartphones.

Coronavirus Data & Surveys Health & Medicine Students Technology & Online Learning

Coronavirus Outbreak Forces Arab Countries to Consider Long-Ignored Online Education

Rasha Faek | 12 Mar 2020

Online education is distrusted by governments and the general public in the Arab region. Some educators see its use during the coronavirus epidemic as an opportunity to change that.

Coronavirus Faculty Health & Medicine Students Technology & Online Learning

Palestine’s Universities Scramble to Move to Online Learning During Coronavirus Shutdown

Asma' Jawabreh | 12 Mar 2020

Universities in the West Bank have been closed for 30 days, forcing them to make a sudden switch to online learning. Students and some professors are concerned.

Coronavirus Health & Medicine Schools Students

Coronavirus Fears Shut Down Universities and Schools in the Arab World

Rasha Faek | 04 Mar 2020

Several countries have closed educational institutions and others are restricting school activities in an attempt to limit the spread of the dangerous new virus, Covid-19.

Coronavirus Health & Medicine Students Study Abroad

Arab Students Trapped in China by Coronavirus Outbreak

Amr EL-Tohamy | 06 Feb 2020

Some Arab countries have begun evacuating students from the area under quarantine, but many students feel abandoned and want more help.




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