On 18 June 2020, the United Nations University hosted “The World After COVID-19: How Research Can Shape a Better Future”, a virtual conversation with Sir Philip Campbell, Editor-in-Chief of Springer Nature.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed the world significantly, with its impact felt across economies, sectors, and industries. Research and academia have not been spared by the effects of the pandemic. University education has gone online, and researchers from many disciplines are now tackling COVID-19-pertinent issues, allowing a wide range of innovative ideas to emerge on how a post-pandemic world may look. For these innovative ideas to have an impact, research results need to find their way to policymakers, businesses, and the general public.
How can universities and think tanks help rebuild for a better future? How will the academic world be different post-COVID-19? What opportunities does COVID-19 offer for today’s researchers? How has COVID-19 affected the societal challenges that academic research needs to address?
Sir Philip joined Dr David M. Malone, UNU Rector, to discuss how the pandemic has impacted academia, and how such crises can also create opportunities to discover innovative solutions.
Watch the video at https://youtu.be/z8Zk3t-DqEE