Benchmark: what are other universities doing?
Autumn Semester and Academic year 2020-21
At present, it is difficult to determine how both the Autumn semester and the 2020-21 academic year will unfold. This uncertainty is related to the state of our knowledge of COVID-19, its impact and the epidemiological projections (e.g. second wave or not?) The conducted benchmark reveals that attitudes in universities are overall pragmatic, quite creative and above all proactive with regard to how best to ensure the continuity of universities’ respective missions within this peculiar and uncertain public health context. The document below provides a brief overview of the timeframes and modalities envisaged for the start of the 2020-2021 academic year (on site, online, blended) and highlights several trends. The universities considered are located in the following countries: China, Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, UK and USA.