Rethinking international mobility in times of COVID-19
WU Rector Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger signs statement “Mobility in Higher Education as a Catalyst for Resilience and Renewal.”
Broadening horizons, strengthening innovative power, and gaining new perspectives are just some of the reasons why spending time abroad can be an invaluable experience for students, faculty, and researchers. However, the COVID-19 pandemic is currently posing obstacles to international travel, mobility, and the exchange of ideas across borders.
30 heads of renowned universities have now signed a statement in which they underline their commitment to international mobility. Their universities aim to develop new approaches for international cooperation between universities and knowledge transfer, for example by intensifying the use of communication technologies at universities.