This is a collaborative project of the bidt with the Bavarian State Institute for Higher Education Research and Planning (Bayerisches Staatsinstitut für Hochschulforschung und Hochschulplanung, IHF)
Since spring 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in drastic restrictions not just in private and professional life, but also in academia. The lack of contacts and social distancing rules in particular have had a massive impact on the way in which education and research activities are conducted at university. Digital transformation processes that had already been initiated at many universities in previous years underwent a tremendous but unplanned acceleration. Teaching, research and administrative activities shifted almost completely online. The project will investigate how the pandemic has driven the process of digitalisation at universities, what difficulties were associated with the implementation of digital semesters and what the implications are for the long-term improvement of the conditions for conducting teaching and research virtually. To this end, an empirical survey of university professors, research associates and graduates will be conducted.
- Prof. Dr. Yvette Hofmann (project management IHF)
- Dr. Roland A. Stürz (project coordination bidt)