EU27 Higher Education Institutions and COVID-19

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Author list: Sobral SR, Jesus-Silva N, Cardoso A, Moreira F
Publisher: MDPI
Publication year: 2021
Journal: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (1660-4601)
Volume number: 18
Issue number: 11
Start page: 5963
ISSN: 1660-4601
Languages: English-Great Britain (EN-GB)


COVID-19 forced higher education institutions to reinvent themselves. The (usually) face-to-face education has swapped to distance contingency education. This change brought about numerous challenges that impose adjustments in several dimensions, such as pedagogical strategies and the dependence on teaching platforms and computer systems—and, above all, the new relationship between the various actors (students, teachers, and management staff). All the sudden changes, combined with uncertainty concerning what was happening, created several strategies and options. This paper has the main purpose of analyzing the scientific production on higher education of EU27 academic institutions during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic in journals indexed in Clarivate Analytics’ Web of Science and Elsevier’s Scopus. The sample is composed of 22 articles in total. The results show that the articles were published in 19 journals; their main focuses are Higher Education, COVID-19, and distance learning. In our database, we find several types of concerns, which shows that HEIs have a wide range of dimensions. We intend this article to be an instrument, not only to identify what was done in 2020, but to point out clues for the future.


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