COVID-19 and Europe's far right | New patterns in research collaboration?

Posted by: The Conversation Global

Date: Monday, 20 July 2020


Over the past decade, far-right agitators in western Europe have thrived on crisis. The financial crash of 2008 and the influx of refugees that began in 2015 both became an opportunity for people like Marine Le Pen in France and Matteo Salvini in Italy to attack the status quo with populist messaging. But these groups are struggling to gain traction during the coronavirus crisis. Georgios Samaras looks into why these groups can’t seem to find the right formula for pandemic politics.

The higher education sector globally has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the absence of international travel and gatherings, one of the many aspects that have been affected are international research collaborations. Salome Maswime, Kevin Marsh and Rifat Atun share their thoughts on whether COVID-19 and its after-effects will bring about long-term changes to higher education, in particular the shift in the power dynamics between African and foreign institutions.

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