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Universities' preparedness and response towards multi-hazards: COVID-19, natural, and human-induced hazards
This publication collects the efforts made by universities in the response and preparedness toward the COCVID-19 pandemic as well as other hazards such as earthquakes, fires, and anthropogenic hazards. This compilation includes 26 case studies from 13 countries. It aims to keep a record of what happened and success and failures to learn from the experience and prepare for the next hazardous events.
The year 2020 was extremely challenging for universities, faculty, and students in education. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our regular classes, educational programs, field visits, etc. were tremendously restricted. Nevertheless, many universities have overcome these challenges and minimized the damage with innovative and cooperative solutions in such difficult circumstances. Τhe authors hope that this publication will be useful for universities in strengthening their current strategy and plan to reduce multiple disaster risks and respond effectively.