Policies Regarding COVID-19 at Universities Throughout the World

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Lecture | April 21| 9 a.m. PDT | YouTube

How have universities around the world been impacted by COVID-19 ?  University leaders from India, South Africa and Germany will outline their university’s policies and practices in continuing support for student access to undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as to the safety of faculty and staff. What has been the financial effect of the virus? What virtual, in-person, and hybrid student instruction and research policies were most and least successful?  What actions did each university take to assess student outcomes? When is campus life expected to return to pre-virus status, and what have university leaders learned from this experience?


Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, a Rhodes Scholar, is the Founding Vice Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) in India. He was appointed as the VC at the age of 34 in 2009 when the university was established. Professor Kumar has academic qualifications from the University of Oxford, Harvard University, University of Hong Kong, University of Delhi and Loyola College. Professor Kumar conceived the idea of establishing India's first 'Global University' and with the visionary leadership and philanthropic support of Mr. Naveen Jindal, established JGU in Sonipat, Haryana in 2009. JGU is one of only 20 universities in India and the only non-STEM and Non-Medicine university, which has been declared as an “Institution of Eminence” by the Government of India. Professor Kumar is an accomplished legal scholar and works in the fields of human rights and development, comparative constitutional law, terrorism and national security, corruption and governance, law and disaster management, legal education and higher education. He has over 200 publications to his credit.