This book aims to further the development of meaningful modes of communication with the communities our research needs to serve, with our academic colleagues around the world and across disciplinary divides, and with national and international policy communities through providing new models of research partnership and community engagement.

This book provides a broad overview of the higher education response to Covid-19, with an emphasis on higher education’s democratic mission. We can effectively confront neither the medical nor the societal challenges of the pandemic without the commitment and contribution of higher education.