Cooperation Event

Teaching and Research in Times of Pandemic: State of Play in Tunisia and Germany

First MECAM Ibn Khaldûn Meeting




06:00 p.m. (UTC)


08:00 p.m. (UTC)

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  • In the current context where activities, professions and material conditions are undergoing major transformations, MECAM intends to contribute to the general reflection on the pandemic phenomenon.

    Newly anchored in the Tunisian academic scene, MECAM is a Tunisian-German research centre dedicated to humanities and social sciences. To inaugurate the "Rencontres Ibn Khaldûn", MECAM is holding an event in which actors directly concerned by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the academic world will take part. They will be invited to discuss the problems of distance learning, mobility and the challenges of research in times of health crisis. The debate will revolve around specific questions including : What does research mean in times of crisis? And what are its consequences on the world of research? What are the measures to be taken by universities in the short and medium term?

    The meeting, entitled "COVID-19: Teaching and Research in Times of Pandemic: State of the Situation in Tunisia and Germany", will take place via videoconference. It will be held in French and will be later broadcasted in a version with English subtitles.

    Click here to follow the meeting live Meeting ID: 913 5759 9136 Passcode: 400164


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    The "Merian Centre for Advanced Studies in the Maghreb" (MECAM), founded in 2020, is a platform for regional and international scientific exchange in Tunisia based on the central theme "Imagining Futures - Dealing with Disparity". The centre is located at the renowned Université de Tunis in the Tunisian capital. Its research work focuses on the effects of multidimensional disparity on models, visions and ideas about political, social, economic, and cultural futures.
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