COVID-19 International Student Well-Being Study
26 May 2020
The COVID-19 outbreak has had a significant impact on public health and well-being in all countries affected by the pandemic. Nations and national health care systems differ significantly in their responses to the COVID-19 outbreak. This study aims to investigate the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on students in higher education.
Different measures have been taken at different universities in different nations. The COVID-19 outbreak resulted in rapid changes in teaching methods: lectures are mainly online, face-to-face meetings between lecturers and students are mostly also online and many other measures were taken to ensure social distance.
An international team of researchers wants to understand how the COVID-19 outbreak has affected student life. More than 90,000 students in 21 countries (for example Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the U.K., and the U.S.) have already participated in the survey.
Uppsala University is the only university in Sweden that is participating in this international project “An Examination of the Impact of the COVID-19 Outbreak on Well-Being in Higher Education Students”. Miia Bask, Hannah Bradby and Ilkka Henrik Mäkinen at the Department of Sociology participate on behalf of researchers in the project.