There Is Opportunity in Crisis

Will Italian Universities Seize It?

  • Fiona Hunter the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
  • Neil Sparnon Hunter and Sparnon Consulting
Keywords: Italy, online education, internationalization, policy change, technology

Abstract

In response to COVID-19, Italy was the first European country to close its universities and switch entirely to online education. This has turned into an unprecedented national experiment that is highlighting the challenges and opportunities of online education in a system with only limited prior experience.

Author Biographies

Fiona Hunter, the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Fiona Hunter is associate director at the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy. Hunter is higher education management consultant at Hunter and Sparnon Consulting. E-mail: fionajanehunter@gmail. com. 

Neil Sparnon , Hunter and Sparnon Consulting

Neil Sparnon is a higher education management consultant at Hunter and Sparnon Consulting. E-mail: ncsparnon@gmail.com.

Published
2020-04-30
How to Cite
Hunter, F., & Sparnon , N. (2020). There Is Opportunity in Crisis. International Higher Education, (102), 38-39. Retrieved from https://ejournals.bc.edu/index.php/ihe/article/view/14625
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Articles