For many Egyptian universities, the coronavirus pandemic presents an opportunity to refocus on supporting research in different fields for the benefit of society.
Advances by Arab scientists, such as a faster new coronavirus test developed in Jordan, could benefit their home countries and the world. Universities and governments must do more to help put such discoveries into use.
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
Anthropologists aren’t surprised at the stigmatizing and blaming that followed Covid-19. It’s a typical human response to events too complicated to grasp.
Sesame, the region’s only synchrotron, is well versed in upheaval. But the pandemic promises more pressure on the project’s shoestring budget.
Despite delays, a $580 million research partnership between European, North African and Middle Eastern countries hopes for additional funding from the European Union’s next big innovation framework.
Arab researchers have changed gears to find a way to help fight Covid-19 or understand its impact.
Young people report higher levels of anxiety and depression since the pandemic arrived. Researchers have begun exploring this phenomenon and determining what types of support are needed.
Researchers in Jordan have developed a new way to extract genetic material from a virus to speed up coronavirus tests.
Engineering and medical schools are collaborating to design ventilators, and government projects are attracting hundreds of researchers. Industry and investors are helping, too.