Rethinking the social responsibilities of universities in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic

Authors

  • Hằng Trần Thị
  • Quy Le Dinh Nguyen
  • Luc-Diep Tra

Abstract

Universities should no longer be confined to their ivory tower. The ongoing revolution of higher education drives them to closely connect with outsiders to fulfill their vision, mission, and goals. The universities’ social responsibilities have become of utmost importance during the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, the pandemic leads to the critical transformation of higher education worldwide. Multiple initiatives have been introduced to keep students engaged with their education. These solutions themselves, unfortunately, also lead to some social problems. The main contribution of this chapter, thus, is to provide reflection on multiple perspectives of universities social responsibilities (USR) pre-and post-COVID 19.

How to cite this chapter:

Thị, H. T., Nguyen, Q. D., & Tra, L-D. (2022). Rethinking the social responsibilities of universities in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic. In  R. Ammigan, R. Y. Chan, & K. Bista, (eds), COVID-19 and higher education in the global context: Exploring contemporary issues and challenges (pp. 25-38). STAR Scholars. https://starscholars.org/product/covid-19-and-higed/

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Author Biographies

Hằng Trần Thị

Hằ ng Trầ n Thị, PhD, is a lecturer in the University of Economics, The University of Danang. Her major research interests lie in but not are not limited to the areas of talent management, work value, competencies-based training, career self-efficacy, career development, career-ecosystem, and higher education embedded in industry, national specific and glocal context. Email: tranthihang@due.edu.vn, hangtt@due.udn.vn

Quy Le Dinh Nguyen

Quy Dinh Le Nguyen is a researcher of management science and development economics. His email address is: nldquy@gmail.com.

Luc-Diep Tra

Luc-Diep Tra, MBA, is a lecturer in the University of Economics, The University of Danang. Her major research interests lie in but are not limited to the areas of human resource management and organizational behavior. Email: dieptl@due.udn.vn

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Published

2021-09-26