22 October 2020 | Report

Public Funding Observatory 2020/2021: part 1

Financial and economic impact of the Covid-19 crisis on universities in Europe

Enora Bennetot Pruvot, Thomas Estermann, Veronika Kupriyanova, Hristiyana Stoyanova

This report provides a detailed picture of the immediate impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on university funding and offers insights into the implications expected in the future. It concludes with 10 key messages and a series of recommendations to universities and policy makers on how to mitigate the negative effects of the crisis and turn challenges into opportunities.


The report is the first of a two-part flagship study, the EUA Public Funding Observatory 2020/2021, and contains data from 29 university systems in Europe.

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