News and Announcements

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As you know, the CHER meeting in Rijeka had to be postponed for next year. However, the Board considered that it would be important to have a moment for the “CHER Family” to meet, even if online, and to discuss the impacts of the pandemic in higher education.

Hence, we have organised a Panel with colleagues that have been collecting data about the impact of the pandemic in different dimensions of higher education in different countries.

The panel is scheduled for the 4th of September at 14h00 (CET) and the programme is the following:

  • Gaële Goastellec (U. Lausanne and Chair of CHER) - Coordinator
  • Richard Watermeyer (U. Bristol) - Impact in Students
  • Maria Yudkevich (HSE - Moscow) - Impact in Academics and Academic Careers
  • Cláudia Sarrico (CIPES, U. Lisbon, and OECD) - Impact in Research and in Researchers

The participants’ short bios are available here.

The idea would be to have an initial round of short interventions (ca. 10 min), followed by discussion with participants. The session is expected to last for around 1h30, though we can go a bit beyond that, if necessary.

In case you are unable to participate in the live session, we are planning to record the session and to make it available for all members.

Looking forward to see you all in the session!

Pedro Teixeira and Gaële Goastellec

According to U-Multirank’s latest data some 60% of universities reported online learning provisions in their strategic planning prior to COVID-19, while only one third appeared to provide full online courses in some form.

The capacity of universities to replace the provision of traditional on-campus ‘face-to face’ educational programmes with online provision has proved to be a key strategic response to COVID-19.


To read the full document click here.

Following extensive discussions, the Local Organising Committee (LOC) and the CHER board have decided to ​postpone CHER 2020 jointly organised by the University of Rijeka and NUI Galway, and transfer one into the upcoming year of 2021. This was an extremely difficult decision to make but is a necessary one in the light of the enormous challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Our primary consideration when making this decision was the health and wellbeing of conference participants and we feel collectively that this is the only possible position to adopt.

Read our oficial statement in the document available here

Read the "Study on Italian citizens" response to the health emergency caused by the epidemic COVID-19 here:

As the world faces the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are monitoring the situation and assessing the feasibility of going ahead as planned with the 12th International EUREDOCS Conference, scheduled for July 6-8, 2020, in Porto.

Please read our 12th International EUREDOCS Conference document, following this link.

UPDATE: Due to the limitations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the EUREDOCS Conference had to be postponed to July 2021. The details will be released in early 2021.