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COVID-19, sustainable development and higher education: towards a recovery path

Walter Leal Filho (European School of Sustainability Science and Research, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany)

International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

ISSN: 1467-6370

Article publication date: 25 November 2020

Issue publication date: 8 January 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to outline the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to universities and how they may react.

Design/methodology/approach

A description of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to higher education institutions is presented at different levels.

Findings

Even though the COVID-19 pandemic affects higher education institutions in many ways, there are some measures which may be undertaken to mitigate its impacts.

Practical implications

The measures suggested may assist universities at present, and in future recovery efforts.

Originality/value

The value of the paper resides on a multi-perspective analysis of higher education institutions can do, as part of the recovery efforts in face of the pandemic.

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Citation

Leal Filho, W. (2021), "COVID-19, sustainable development and higher education: towards a recovery path", International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Vol. 22 No. 1, pp. 138-141. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSHE-10-2020-0364

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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