Universities must help shape the post-COVID-19 world
Ira Harkavy, Sjur Bergan, Tony Gallagher, Hilligje van't Land
University World News
Saturday, April 18, 2020
“The world will never be the same again.” This is perhaps the least hazardous prediction one can make about the consequence of the COVID-19 crisis. This crisis will surely change all societal institutions, not just the healthcare sector. The precise nature of that change is, at this time, unknowable.
Our argument, simply put, is that to create a better post-COVID-19 world requires democratic civic universities dedicated to producing knowledge and educating ethical, empathetic students for just and sustainable democratic societies.