The COVID-19 pandemic has crippled even the most advanced healthcare systems, and it continues to pose the toughest challenges to governments and the general public. At the same time, this crisis has shed light on the positive impact of unity, strength, and sense of community. In all corners of the world, universities, colleges, and other academic communities have willingly and openly joined the fight against the global COVID-19 pandemic. From conducting vital research to designing and producing personal protective equipment, providing access to relevant information, and offering their own facilities to those in self-isolation, these institutions have been lending their rich resources to support the current efforts to address the needs arising from the effects of the crisis.
To offer some insights on how universities can contribute to this battle against the pandemic, a featured website is developed, putting the spotlight on eight member universities from the University Social Responsibility Network and their valuable contributions to their communities and beyond in addressing COVID-19.