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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.

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Scholars Map Kuwait’s Digital Inequalities as a Prelude to Digital Transformation

Gilgamesh Nabeel | 03 Jun 2022

A survey provides a portrait of how the benefits of digital technologies are distributed across Kuwaiti society and could help guide its transition to a knowledge-based economy.

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Women Make Rapid Gains in Saudi Workforce, Ambassador Says

Tim Arlott | 28 May 2022

Women’s participation in the Saudi workforce has reached 36 percent, surpassing the 30-percent goal set for 2030, the ambassador told a London forum.

Coronavirus Data & Surveys Students Teaching Technology & Online Learning

Medical Students in Egypt Prefer Face-to-Face Learning

Tarek Abd El-Galil | 16 May 2022

A recent survey of 5,000 medical students in Egypt found that most would not recommend online education as an alternative to in-person learning.

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AIEA Virtual Global Summit Focuses on Education Internationalisation

Gilgamesh Nabeel | 08 Apr 2022

On the 40th anniversary of the U.S.-based Association of International Education Administrators, university leaders explore internationalisation and strategic partnership opportunities.

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Saudi University Analyses Covid-19 Impact on Higher Education

Ismail Alashwal | 01 Apr 2022

A book published by King Abdulaziz University urges universities to learn from the effects of the pandemic and seize the opportunity to make bold reforms.

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Scholar Ana Costa Freitas: Lifelong Learning Promotes Prosperity and Peace

Gilgamesh Nabeel | 27 Mar 2022

Ana Costa Freitas, rector of Portugal’s University of Evora, says we need lifelong learning, research, and global cooperation for the good of students and the world.

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Algiers International Book Fair Returns, with a Vaccine Requirement

Riad Mazzouzi | 14 Mar 2022

Algerian publishers are happy with the return of the Algiers International Book Fair, but some criticize a decision requiring visitors to show proof of Covid 19 vaccinations.

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Covid-19 Disrupts Algeria’s Documentary Film Week

Riad Mazzouzi | 29 Jan 2022

Filmmakers and fans had been looking for a cultural boost from Algeria’s Documentary Film Week. Unfortunately, “the coronavirus had another say”.

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Do We Need Inoculation Against Digital Addiction?

Dena Al-Thani, Raian Ali | 28 Jan 2022

Two technology and behavior researchers in Doha propose using principles from inoculation theory to help social media and games users resist digital addiction.

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Arab and International Leaders Call for Greater Investment in Education

Tarek Abd El-Galil | 25 Jan 2022

On the U.N.’s International Day of Education, leaders called for more public spending to meet the educational challenges of a changing world.




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