In fighting COVID-19: Innovative responses from our member institutions

The COVID-19 pandemic has crippled even the most advanced healthcare systems, and it continues to pose the toughest challenges to governments and the general public. At the same time, this crisis has shed light on the positive impact of unity, strength, and sense of community. In all corners of the world, universities, colleges, and other academic communities have willingly and openly joined the fight against the global COVID-19 pandemic. From conducting vital research to designing and producing 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 support the current efforts to address the needs arising from the effects of the crisis.

In this mini site, we put the spotlight on eight member universities from the University Social Responsibility Network (USRN) and their valuable contributions to their communities and beyond in addressing COVID-19.


University Social Responsibility Network (USRN)

The University Social Responsibility Network (USRN), established in 2015, believes that universities have an obligation to work together to find solutions to address the economic, social and environmental challenges facing the world today, making the world more just, inclusive, peaceful and sustainable. The USRN brings together a group of universities from across the world committed to USR to exchange ideas, resources and practices and to collaborate on impactful projects in an endeavour to promote and elevate the global movement of USR in higher education.

At present, there are 16 member institutions in the USRN worldwide.