Panel discussion “Covid-19: sustainable opportunities and challenges for higher education”

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

University of Oulu is organizing  together with Oulu University of Applied Sciences, OYY, and OSAKO a week full of different kinds of events focusing on Sustainable Development. One of the highlights of this week is a topical panel discussion with theme: Covid-19: sustainable opportunities and challenges for higher education”.


In this panel discussion you will get to hear the thoughts and insights from expert panelists regarding on the matters like:


“What kinds of issues has the Covid-19 pandemic posed to higher education institutions around the world when it comes to health and well-being?”


“How has the university community managed with organizing teaching and research in the time of social distancing?”


“How has the Covid-19 pandemic affected exchange students’ experience of living and studying in another country?”


"How we can change our lifestyles to a more sustainable direction after the experiences we had during the pandemic?"


Panelists of the discussion are

Programme Manager Anni Kallio (Erasmus+ Global Mobility, Finnish National Agency for Education),

Student Clément Masse (Ecology and Population Genetics Programme, University of Oulu), 

Professor Elina Lehtomäki (Faculty of Education, University of Oulu), and

Professor Jouni Jaakkola (Center for Environmental and Respiratory Health Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu).


Moderators of the discussion are Simo Kekäläinen (The Unit for Strategy and Science Policy, University of Oulu), and Jarkko Impola (OYY).


The panel discussion will be livestreamed from Science Garden to Virtual Tellus (link stated below) so the audience will be able to follow the discussion online. You are most welcome to join us for some interesting discussion on Tuesday afternoon!




A panel discussion with a theme “Covid-19: sustainable opportunities and challenges for higher education



On Tuesday the 6th of October from 2.30pm to 4pm



Virtual Tellus (


How to participate?

Event is open for interested everyone to join! Participate here:


Please note that this event is organized in English. / Huom. Tapahtuma järjestetään englanniksi.



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Last updated: 1.10.2020