17 November 2021 | Briefing

The impact of Covid-19 on European higher education

Survey of National Rectors’ Conferences – autumn/winter semester 2021/22

Michael Gaebel, Henriette Stoeber

As elsewhere in the world, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, universities in the EHEA have had to adjust to the sanitary measures. EUA conducted a snapshot survey of its national rectors’ conference members to create an overview of the continued impact of the pandemic on higher education institutions at the beginning of the academic year 2021/22. The survey focussed on education provision and practices regarding vaccination and testing.


All data is dated 14 October 2021. However, it must be stressed that the situation in many countries is reported to be changing quickly, in adaptation to the general course of the pandemic, and respective national or regional regulations. Several rectors’ conferences mentioned this when submitting the data.

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