Syrian students have been traveling to Beirut for interviews and tests. That complicated and costly process has gotten tougher with coronavirus lockdowns and new U.S. sanctions in place.
The novel coronavirus increased the burdens on students and universities in Somalia, where a wave of crises had already made it difficult for some to continue their studies.
After coronavirus closures, arts and cultural institutions are beginning to bring visitors back while retaining the wider access of online experiences.
For many Egyptian universities, the coronavirus pandemic presents an opportunity to refocus on supporting research in different fields for the benefit of society.
Epidemics are not as isolated as they may appear, says the anthropologist Charles L. Briggs. It’s important to understand the underlying factors that helped shape the situation.
A new report offers guidelines and assessment tools universities can use as they work out how to reopen safely during the Covid-19 crisis.
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.
Many students in the Arab region are concerned about losing the chance to continue their higher education abroad because of restrictions related to Covid-19.
The Arab region already lagged in government spending on research. Now, with oil prices in decline and Covid-19 taking hold, spending levels could fall further