WEBINAR - How universities are coping with COVID-19
Cross Continental Dialogues on Higher Education - How universities are coping with the COVID-19 crisis.
Organised jointly by the embassies, in Pretoria, of Finland, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Ireland, Sweden and Switzerland, as well as the Department of Higher Education and Training and the Department of Science and Innovation, the webinar, titled Cross-continental dialogues on Higher Education: How are universities coping with the COVID-19 crisis, took place on Wednesday 24 June 2020.
The event enabled the sharing of experiences between South African and European universities regarding emergency remote learning that universities were forced to implement in 2020 — in response to COVID-19.
Dr Diane Parker, Deputy Director-General: University Education in the Department of Higher Education and Training, moderated the discussions with the following panel:
Professor Adam Habib, Vice-Chancellor and Principal at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa
Professor Jean-Marc Ogier, President of La Rochelle University in France
Dr Linda Meyer, Director: Operations and Sector Support at Universities South Africa
Professor Marcel Tanner, President of the Academy of Science of Switzerland
Dr Thandi Mgwebi, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research, Innovation and Internationalisation at Nelson Mandela University and
Professor Verena Blechinger-Talcott, Vice-President, UNA Europe and Freie Universität Berlin, in Germany