The last couple of months were for many of us a very strange period. Life as we knew it came to a halt, for better or for worse. Even though Belgian higher education continued their activities, the effects on the daily work and life of everyone involved changed dramatically.
For those involved in Slow Science, the pandemic meant the cancellation of this year’s doctoral school course, while focusing our attention on those other tasks requiring our attention. In the past weeks, we have worked on a slow science manifesto for a new praxis in higher education in post-corona times.
In this manifesto, we provide an overview of the effects of the corona pandemic on different groups within the university, and the specific needs we are facing. We urge governments, universities and funding agencies to address the various concerns and take actions to alleviate pressure on the short and long term.
You can find the manifesto in French, Dutch, and English on our website. We also encourage you to sign the petition if you support our aims and demands.
If you have an action or event you want to share with Slow Science, feel free to get in touch on email@example.com.
Would you like to get involved? Have a look at our ‘get involved’ page, or get in touch!