The Argentine University against COVID-19

Old and New Discussions in an Unforeseen Reality

  • Monica Marquina CONICET/UNTREF, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Keywords: Argentina, higher education, COVID-19, distance teaching, quality


During the COVID-19 quarantine, old and new discussions emerged regarding virtual higher education. Under the current state of emergency, the University of Buenos Aires has postponed the start of the academic year from April to June out of concern for quality and social responsibility. Meanwhile, the vast majority of higher education institutions keeps supporting the right to education through distance teaching.

Author Biography

Monica Marquina, CONICET/UNTREF, Universidad de Buenos Aires

Monica Marquina is professor and researcher in higher education at CONICET/UNTREF, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. E-mail:

How to Cite
Marquina, M. (2020). The Argentine University against COVID-19. International Higher Education, (102), 34-36. Retrieved from