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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 partners are pleased to launch a second edition of the Global Survey one year into the pandemic.

The organisations that have take an active part in the development of the Survey are, in alphabetical order:

  • Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
  • Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF)
  • European University Association (EUA)
  • Hungarian Rectors’ Conference (HRC)
  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
  • The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • United Nations University, Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability
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.

By taking part in this IAU Global Survey, you will be able to share how your institution has been affected by the pandemic, how it has responded, and also what are the key challenges and opportunities for the future.

The questions are structured around the following four sections:

  • Governance
  • Teaching and learning
  • Research
  • Community/Societal engagement.

The results of the survey will demonstrate the impact of the pandemic on the higher education sector at the global level and by region. This is essential in order to continue to support the higher education sector through advocacy and to inform decision-makers. One year into the pandemic, the results of this survey will illustrate the medium-term impact and strategies adopted by HEIs around the world to respond to the restrictions imposed due to the pandemic and ensuring the continuity of their mission.

Thank you in advance for your participation!

The International Association of Universities