Covid-19 Crisis – a wake-up call for Romanian Higher Education System


  • Gabriela Marchis Danubius University of Galati


online education; digital skills; knowledge management; information technologies; innovation


The Covid-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on the life of people from around the world
in almost every way. We are taking this situation very seriously and we acknowledge and fully support the
various travel and public gathering restrictions to help slow down the spread of the virus. The purpose of this
study is to provide the most suitable solutions for Romanian Higher Education System in order to tackle this
global crisis. Current knowledge states the importance of e-learning activities in providing educational
services all over the world. In light of these new circumstances, we feel obligated to let our academic network
know how we are addressing this challenge while continuing to support all of our professors, students, staff,
with the aim of maximizing the safety of our community at large. To ensure the safety of peoples, some of
our academic activities are held in an interactive, live online setting, thanks to the possibility of using our elearning
platform: Danubius Online. Secondly, all community collaboration activities were moved in on-line,
in order to avoid any possible health risk regarding the Covid-19 outbreak. This paper aims to represent a
reflection on current academia reality, as the coronavirus situation evolves, because the COVID-19 crisis
moves faster than decision-makers, and under these circumstances, re-thinking Higher Education System
becomes a priority.

Author Biography

Gabriela Marchis, Danubius University of Galati

Associate Professor, PhD.


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