Fighting COVID-19: Innovative responses from USRN member institutions
15 Jun 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has crippled even the most advanced healthcare systems, and it continues to pose the toughest of challenges to governments and the general public. At the same time, this crisis has illuminated the positive impact of unity, strength and a sense of community. In all corners of the world, universities, colleges, and other academic communities have willingly and openly joined the fight against the pandemic. Conducting vital research into the design and production of personal protective equipment, providing access to relevant information and offering their own facilities to those in self-isolation, these institutions have been lending their rich resources to supporting the current efforts to address the needs arising from the effects of the crisis.
To offer some insights into how universities can contribute to fighting the battle against the pandemic, a featured website has been developed, focusing the spotlight on eight member universities from the University Social Responsibility Network and their valuable contributions to their communities and beyond in battling COVID-19.