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Invitation to participate in the Second IAU Global Survey on the Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Education

Following the first edition of the Global Survey on the Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Education around the world, the International Association of Universities (IAU) and UNIMED are pleased to invite all the associated Universities and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to take the Second IAU Global Survey on the Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Education. Aimed at gathering substantial data on the ways global higher education systems are affected by the pandemic from an institutional standpoint, the Survey includes questions about the challenges encountered in four different areas: Governance and financing, Teaching and learning, Research, Societal/Community engagement. The aim of this second edition is to monitor not only the impact of the pandemic on higher education around the world, but also to gain insight about the responses to the disruptions caused by the pandemic as implemented by HEIs around the world.

The first IAU Global Survey on the Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Education around the world was conducted online from 25 March to 17 April 2020. It received 576 replies from 424 universities and other Higher Education Institutions based in 111 countries and territories. Almost all responding HEIs declared that they have been impacted one way or another by the COVID-19 crisis. The report presents a general assessment of the situation in universities globally and explores different aspects of the impact of COVID-19. The results of the survey were analysed at regional (Africa, Americas, Asia & Pacific, Europe) and global level, and the two Reports which report the outcomes of the analysis are available here.

Every response counts!

Your participation is essential to make sure that all perspectives are considered in this global analysis, and we want the Mediterranean to be represented.

The results will be shared not only within the international higher education community, but also among global policy and decision-makers. IAU endeavours to raise concerns of universities and other HEIs in the current context by providing evidence-based data to underline the seriousness of the impact of COVID-19 on higher education and society at the global level. Finally, the survey report will feed into the UNESCO World Higher Education Conference 2021 – a multistakeholder intergovernmental event aimed at defining the future of higher education.

The survey is available online at the following link, in English, French, and Spanish and is open until 1 June 2021: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/IAUpartners.

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