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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 Health & Medicine Research

Genetics and Artificial Intelligence Drive Qatar University’s Covid-19 Research

Eman Kamel | 14 Apr 2020

Scientists are using computer simulations to find drugs that might be effective against the new coronavirus and genetics to find out who will be especially susceptible to it.

Arts & Culture Coronavirus Finances

Nonprofit Groups Shift Tactics to Help the Arts Survive the Coronavirus

Burton Bollag | 10 Apr 2020

With artistic productions shut down by the pandemic, cultural organizations are looking for ways to continue their missions and get support to unemployed artists.

Arts & Culture Coronavirus

Arab Artists Respond to a World Disrupted by Covid-19

Heba Elkayal | 08 Apr 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has shut down exhibitions and concerts or forced them to move online. Some artists welcome the changes for their democratizing effect, but others wonder how they’ll pay the rent.

Coronavirus Curriculum Faculty Teaching Technology & Online Learning

What I’ve Learned About Teaching Effectively Online

Amr Eleraqi | 08 Apr 2020

A lecturer at the American University in Cairo shares his experience of having to abruptly move his class online.

Coronavirus Inequality Quality Technology & Online Learning

15 minutes of Fame: Online Learning in the Coronavirus Era

May Wazzan | 07 Apr 2020

An advocate for online education is concerned that the sudden shift to remote instruction will affect its quality.

Coronavirus Gender Inequality Schools

Coronavirus School Closings Around the World Will Hit Girls the Hardest

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, Stefania Giannini | 06 Apr 2020

Humanitarian groups warn of the potential for increased drop-out rates among adolescent girls, putting them at greater risk of sexual exploitation and early marriage.

Coronavirus Health & Medicine Policy

Public Health Experts Are Often Missing From Arab World’s Coronavirus Battle

Benjamin Plackett | 03 Apr 2020

Public health researchers in the wealthier Arab countries say they’ve been working with governments for months. But the region’s poorest, most conflict-torn countries lack experts.

Coronavirus Faculty Finances Policy Students Technology & Online Learning

Learning Remotely as the Only Resort: How is Lebanon Doing?

May Wazzan | 02 Apr 2020

As Lebanon launches what amounts to a national experiment in converting both school and university education to online learning, an advocate of online learning tries to assess progress.

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.




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