As part of our #StayHome with the British Council programme, we are organising a series of Higher Education dialogues which will help you connect with colleagues from around the world and share your experience.
Covid-19 has had a significant impact on universities across the world. Higher Education institutions had to respond to the pandemic very quickly by moving teaching and learning online, which has received mixed feedback from students and teachers. Lots of questions have been raised on the university’s readiness and willingness to adopt new approaches in these challenging times.
Will this change the role and function of universities in the long run? What do we need to do to be prepared for the future of universities and to meet new expectations from students and employers? We discussed all of these questions during the session, and the participants had a chance to ask questions at the end.
The speakers at the session were:
- Professor Roderick Watkins, Vice-Chancellor, Anglia Ruskin University
- Professor Yusuf Baran, Rector, Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey
- Sam Brenton, Director of Education, Innovation and Development, University of London