PRESS RELEASE MARCH 30 2020

EUTOPIA AND COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic confronts all our universities with new challenges. It influences our work and our daily life, driving us to find new ways of working and learning remotely from separate locations while remaining together as one network. It certainly pushes us to  invent new working flows. We are currently practising virtual communication across borders, which will form a part of EUTOPIA’s international and innovative identity.

We believe that our project of a future European University will grow more valuable from this adversity because we will have worked with each other differently.  The pandemic has major and, for many, even tragic consequences, and we wish to try to bring something positive out of this worldwide challenge. Together we are stronger and we hope to build the future out of our combined wisdom and connectedness

We are confident in our ability to ensure by other means the teaching, the pursuit of research, and the administrative stability for our 165,000 students and 30,000 academics and administrators. 

Our six universities took due measures to protect our communities. You can find details in the websites of the members of the EUTOPIA Alliance: 

We will be posting regular updates about the impact of the COVID-19 on our project’s timelines.