EIRP Proceedings, Vol 15, No 1 (2020)

Covid-19 Crisis – a wake-up call for Romanian Higher Education System

Gabriela Marchis

Abstract


The Covid-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on the life of people from around the worldin almost every way. We are taking this situation very seriously and we acknowledge and fully support thevarious travel and public gathering restrictions to help slow down the spread of the virus. The purpose of thisstudy is to provide the most suitable solutions for Romanian Higher Education System in order to tackle thisglobal crisis. Current knowledge states the importance of e-learning activities in providing educationalservices all over the world. In light of these new circumstances, we feel obligated to let our academic networkknow how we are addressing this challenge while continuing to support all of our professors, students, staff,with the aim of maximizing the safety of our community at large. To ensure the safety of peoples, some ofour academic activities are held in an interactive, live online setting, thanks to the possibility of using our elearningplatform: Danubius Online. Secondly, all community collaboration activities were moved in on-line,in order to avoid any possible health risk regarding the Covid-19 outbreak. This paper aims to represent areflection on current academia reality, as the coronavirus situation evolves, because the COVID-19 crisismoves faster than decision-makers, and under these circumstances, re-thinking Higher Education Systembecomes a priority.

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