In July, German rectors unanimously agreed to prioritise protecting health, even stressing how risky campuses could be as vectors of infection. Just 10 to 15 per cent of teaching is likely to be in person in the coming semester.

This was despite a public letter signed by more than 2,000 academics decrying the “forced digitalisation” of university teaching. A move away from face-to-face teaching would end the university as a “place of encounter”, they said.

Noticia en Times Higher Education

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